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Definition 1: hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for phylum coelenterata in the sense of this definition

(phylum coelenterata is a kind of ...) (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) one of two forms that coelenterates take (e.g. a hydra or coral): usually sedentary with a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth

"in some species of coelenterate, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase"

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) coelenterates in which the polyp stage is absent or at least inconspicuous: jellyfishes

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) coelenterates typically having alternation of generations; hydroid phase is usually colonial giving rise to the medusoid phase by budding: hydras and jellyfishes

(phylum coelenterata is a member of ...) a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed

(... is a member of phylum coelenterata) multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous system

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