cnidarian


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cnidarian

(nī-dâr′ē-ən)
n.
Any of various invertebrate animals of the phylum Cnidaria, characterized by a radially symmetrical body with a saclike internal cavity and stinging nematocysts, and including the jellyfishes, hydras, sea anemones, and corals.

cni·dar′i·an adj.
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2009) are attributed to intraspecific genetic variation in cnidarian hosts.