Definition of Pleurobrachia

1. Noun. Sea gooseberries.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pleurobrachia
Generic synonyms: Ctenophore Genus
Group relationships: Ctenophora, Phylum Ctenophora
Member holonyms: Sea Gooseberry



Definition of Pleurobrachia

1. n. A genus of ctenophores having an ovate body and two long plumose tentacles.

Medical Definition of Pleurobrachia

1. Small free swimming marine organism, member of the Phylum Ctenophora. Roughly spherical and transparent with most of the body made up from transparent jelly like material. The animal has two long tentacles for catching prey and swim by means of 8 rows of comb plates (made of fused cilia) that run along the body. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleurobrachia

Pleiades
Pleiads
Pleiocene
Pleione
Pleiospilos
Pleistocene
Pleistocene epoch
Pleistophora
Pleotropic
Pleroma
Plesianthropus
Plethodon
Plethodon cinereus
Plethodon vehiculum
Plethodontidae
Pleurobrachia
Pleurobrachiidae
Pleuronectes
Pleuronectes platessa
Pleuronectidae
Pleurosorus
Pleurotus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pleurotus phosphoreus
Pleven
Plevna
Plexiglas
Plicatoperipatus
Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis

Literary usage of Pleurobrachia

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1. Seaside Studies in Natural History by Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, Alexander Agassiz (1871)
"pleurobrachia. tural details of these animals, so that in them also breathing and moving are in direct relation to each other. To those unaccustomed to the ..."

2. Ctenophores of the Atlantic Coast of North America by Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1912)
"FIG. 4.—pleurobrachia pileus, from life by the author. Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 27, 1910. ... pleurobrachia ..."

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