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An aquatic invertebrate animal of a phylum that includes jellyfishes, corals, and sea anemones. They typically have a tube- or cup-shaped body with a single opening ringed with tentacles that bear stinging cells (nematocysts).Also called cnidarian
- ‘Throughout the wreck dive we have been shadowed by thousands of coelenterates, drifting by like a slow hail of souls.’
- ‘Over 200 species of micro-organisms, fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, echinoderms, coelenterates, and molluscs have been identified in the vent areas.’
- ‘Seabather's eruption occurs when a person is exposed to the larvae of certain coelenterates.’
- ‘Surfers more often encounter free-floating coelenterates such as the true jellyfish, Portuguese man-of-war, and box jellyfish.’
- ‘Some Late Precambrian Ediacaran fossils bear strong resemblances to colonial coelenterates called sea pens.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Coelenterata, from Greek koilos ‘hollow’ + enteron ‘intestine’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.