Definition of Phylum coelenterata
1. Noun. Hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals.
Group relationships: Metazoa, Subkingdom Metazoa
Member holonyms: Cnidarian, Coelenterate, Polyp, Medusa, Medusan, Medusoid, Class Scyphozoa, Scyphozoa, Jellyfish, Class Hydrozoa, Hydrozoa, Actinozoa, Anthozoa, Class Actinozoa, Class Anthozoa
Generic synonyms: Phylum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Coelenterata
Literary usage of Phylum coelenterata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"... CHAPTER IIL phylum coelenterata. IT is difficult to say what idea the originator of the name Coelenterata meant to convey. Most animals have hollow ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"CHAPTER XV ON CLASSIFICATION HYDRA and Obelia both belong to the same class, Hydro- medusa, of the phylum Coelenterata. A coelenterate animal is radially ..."
3. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"phylum coelenterata.—I would give three weeks to the group, which is a large one of considerable zoological and geological importance. ..."