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comb jelly

comb jelly

n
(Animals) another name for a ctenophore

comb′ jel`ly

(koʊm)
n.
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, having an oval, transparent body with eight rows of comblike ciliated bands used for swimming. Also called ctenophore.
[1885–90]

comb jelly

(kōm)
Any of various invertebrate animals living in the ocean and having transparent, jelly-like bodies. Comb jellies have eight rows of comb-like cilia used for swimming.
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Noun1.comb jelly - biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a combcomb jelly - biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Ctenophora, phylum Ctenophora - comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata
comb-plate, ctene - a locomotor organ consisting of a row of strong cilia whose bases are fused
beroe - delicately iridescent thimble-shaped ctenophores
platyctenean - ctenophore have long tentacles and flattened body
sea gooseberry - ctenophore having a rounded body with longitudinal rows of cilia
Cestum veneris, Venus's girdle - ctenophore having a ribbon-shaped iridescent gelatinous body
comb - ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
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Caption: A fossil of a newly described species of comb jelly, Gemmactena actinala, hints that some rigid spine kept a flap (right side of left image) from twisting and gave the complicated shape (right image) some support.
Now in an in-depth look at the genes of 10 comb jelly species, researchers report that these mysterious creatures evolved a unique nervous system in a completely different way than the rest of the animal kingdom.
The cornerstone of the study is the researchers' sequencing, assembly, annotation and analysis of the genome of Mnemiopsis leidyi, a comb jelly native to the coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
Harmful non-native species, such as the comb jelly in the Black Sea and the zebra mussel in the U.
One species of comb jelly, Mnemiopsis leidyi (pronounced NEE-mee-OP-sis), is a native of coastal waters from Massachusetts to Argentina.
We studied swimming behavior of the comb jelly Mnemiopsis mccradyi (Phylum Ctenophora) subjected to the altered gravitational forces generated by NASA's KC-135 aircraft.
5 cm long -- is a kind of comb jelly and has four gonads, half the usual number in jellyfish.