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coelentera


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coelentera  \C[oe]*len"te*ra\or  Coelenterata 
  \C[oe]*len`te*ra"ta\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  hollow  +  ? 
  intestines.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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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