another name for comb jellies (Phylum Ctenophora). These marine animals have a gelatinous body and no backbone. Even though they look similar to jellyfish (Cnidarians), they do not have stinging cells. They get their name from the 8 rows of cilia that look like combs.
Any marine animal of the phylum Ctenophora, having a jellyfish-like body bearing rows of cilia, e.g., sea gooseberries. Also called comb-jelly.
biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
Comb jellies; invertebrate with rows of ciliary combs covering the animal's surface; of the phylum Ctenophora
A comb jelly, a transparent gelatinous planktonic animal. Comb jellies have rows of cilia that look like combs. Unlike sea nettles and other jellyfish, comb jellies do not have stinging cells.
A marine animal belonging to the phylum Ctenophora, which usually has a transparent, jellylike body and eight rows of comb like cilia (tiny hairs) for swimming.
The phylum Ctenophora, commonly known as ctenophores or comb jellies, is a phylum classically grouped with Cnidaria in the Coelenterata infrakingdom. The phylum includes the sea gooseberry (Pleurobrachia pileus) and Venus' girdle (Cestum veneris). The word ctenophore (pronounced without the c, ) comes from Greek, kteno-, kteis, "comb" and -phore, meaning "bearer".