coelenterate


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coelenterate

 [se-len´ter-āt]
1. pertaining or belonging to the phylum cnidaria (Coelenterata).
2. an individual member of the phylum Cnidaria.

coe·len·ter·ate

(sē-len'ter-at),
Common name for members of the Coelenterata.

coe·len·ter·ate

(sē-len'tĕr-āt)
Common name for members of the Coelenterata.

coelenterate

any invertebrate of the phylum Coelenterata, including the hydroids (Hydrozoa), jellyfish (Scyphozoa), sea anemones and corals (Actinozoa). In some classifications the sea gooseberries (Ctenophora) are included as a separate subphylum. Coelenterates are aquatic; they have a DIPLOBLASTIC body wall and exist in two basic forms, the HYDROID and the MEDUSA. see CNIDARIA.
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In addition to the Hexacorallians that are the main builders of coral reefs, some other zooxanthellate coelenterates also make a minor contribution to the formation of reefs.
Propagated spikes and secretion in a coelenterate glandular epithelium.
Variability in the initiation of diffuse nerve-net impulses in the mangrove jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana (Coelenterate: Scyphozoa).
Eggs of these protostomes have certain features that make them more similar to mammalian oocytes than to echinoderm or coelenterate eggs.
Pinnule-less polyps: a new genus and new species of Indo-Pacific Clavulariidae and validation of the soft coral genus Acrossata and the family Acrossotidae (Coelenterate: Octocorallia).
Chemical induction of settlement and metamorphosis of planulae and buds of the reef-dwelling coelenterate Cassiopea andromeda.
The osmotic function of free ninhydrin positive substances in the sponge Halichondria panacea (Pallas) and the coelenterate Metridium senile (L.).
Direct evidence for the transfer of materials from symbiotic algae to the tissues of a coelenterate. Proc.
Digenean metacaria (Trematoda, Digenea, Lepocreadiidae) parasitizing "coelenterates" (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa and Ctenophora) from southeastern Brazil.
Trench, "The physiology and biochemistry of zooxanthellae symbiotic with marine coelenterates. III.
Harry Beal Torrey (1873-1970) of California, USA, and his research on hydroids and other coelenterates. Zootaxa 3599(6):549-563.
cordyla categorically feeds on fish (40.62%), digested matter (27.81%), crustaceans (23.39%), mollusks (6.31%), polychaetes (1.11%) and coelenterates (0.76%).