coe·len·ter·ate (sĭ-lĕntə-rāt′, -tər-ĭt)
A marine invertebrate belonging to the now obsolete phylum Coelenterata, which included the cnidarians and sometimes also the ctenophores.
coe·len·teric (-tĕrĭk) adj.
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