Main definitions of radiata in English

: Radiata1radiata2

Radiata1

noun

Zoology
  • Treated as plural. A major group of animals containing invertebrates whose body plan shows a radial structure: (originally) a division including coelenterates, echinoderms, and various intestinal and other worms (now historical); (now) a group comprising the cnidarians and ctenophores. (Also in form radiata) animals of this group (collectively or individually).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Stark (fl. 1828). From scientific Latin Radiata, neuter plural of classical Latin radiātus.

Pronunciation

Radiata

/ˌreɪdɪˈaːtə/

Main definitions of radiata in English

: Radiata1radiata2

radiata2

noun

NZ
  • In full "radiata pine". = Monterey pine.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in New Zealand Journal Forestry. From scientific Latin radiata, specific epithet from classical Latin radiātus.

Pronunciation

radiata

/reɪdɪˈɑːtə/