• WordNet 3.6
    • n Coelenterata hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coelenterata sē-len-ter-ā′ta the technical name for the second lowest alliance of many-celled animals—radially symmetrical, without any body-cavity distinct from the alimentary tube
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. koilos, hollow, and enteron, intestine.


In literature:

But hydra gives us but a poor idea of the coelenterata, to which kingdom it belongs.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The group of Coelenterata represents a surviving, older condition in the evolution of animals.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
COELENTERATA, absence of secondary sexual characters in, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Coelenterata, a major division of multicellular animals, including such creatures as sea-anemones, corals, and jelly-fish, 46.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
There are the beginnings of this in the Coelenterata and Sponges, but here it is further established.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
This is characteristic of what are now called the Coelenterata.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
The animals which are included in the branch Coelenterata are, at least in living condition, unfamiliar to most of us.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg