Cœlenterata

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Cœlenterata (Zoöl) A comprehensive group of Invertebrata, mostly marine, comprising the Anthozoa Hydrozoa, and Ctenophora. The name implies that the stomach and body cavities are one. The group is sometimes enlarged so as to include the sponges.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. koi^los hollow + intestines