comb jelly

comb jelly
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, comprising various nearly transparent creatures having rounded, oval, or band-shaped bodies propelled by eight iridescent appendages composed of cilia arranged like teeth on a comb. Also called ctenophore.

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  • comb jelly — [kōm] n. CTENOPHORE …   English World dictionary

  • comb jelly — comb′ jel ly [[t]koʊm[/t]] n. ivt any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, having an oval, transparent body with eight rows of comblike ciliated bands used for swimming Also called ctenophore • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • comb jelly — noun biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb • Syn: ↑ctenophore • Hypernyms: ↑invertebrate • Hyponyms: ↑beroe, ↑platyctenean,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • comb jelly — /koʊm ˈdʒɛli/ (say kohm jelee) noun any member of the Ctenophora, lowly marine organisms in which the body is largely a delicate globular mass of translucent jelly with adhesive but non stinging tentacles, as a sea gooseberry; ctenophore …   Australian English dictionary

  • comb jelly — noun A ctenophore. Comb jellies (Ctenophoræ) …   Wiktionary

  • comb jelly — noun Date: circa 1889 ctenophore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • comb jelly — noun a marine animal with a jellyfish like body bearing rows of fused cilia for propulsion. [Phylum Ctenophora.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bloodybelly comb jelly — Taxobox name = Bloodybelly comb jelly regnum = Animalia phylum = Ctenophora classis = Tentaculata ordo = Lobata familia = Lampoctenidae genus = Lampocteis species = L. cruentiventer binomial = Lampocteis cruentiventer The Bloodybelly Comb Jelly ( …   Wikipedia

  • lobed comb jelly — ▪ invertebrate       any of several gelatinous, transparent marine invertebrates of the order Lobata (phylum Ctenophora). The animals are found in most oceans, especially in surface waters near the shore. Through the coordination of beating many… …   Universalium

  • jelly — jellylike, adj. /jel ee/, n., pl. jellies, v., jellied, jellying, adj. n. 1. a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., esp. fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for… …   Universalium

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