[si-len-tuh-reyt, -ter-it] /sɪˈlɛn təˌreɪt, -tər ɪt/

any invertebrate animal of the phylum , including the hydras, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals, characterized by a single internal cavity serving for digestion, excretion, and other functions and having tentacles on the oral end.
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belonging or pertaining to the .
/sɪˈlɛntəˌreɪt; -rɪt/
any invertebrate of the phylum Cnidaria (formerly Coelenterata), having a saclike body with a single opening (mouth), which occurs in polyp and medusa forms. Coelenterates include the hydra, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals
(loosely) any invertebrate of the phyla Cnidaria or Ctenophora
of or relating to coelenterates
See cnidarian.


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