Coelenterata

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See also: Cœlenterata

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek κοῖλος (koîlos, hollow) + ἔντερον (énteron, guts, intestines) +‎ -ata

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Coelenterata

  1. (archaic) A taxonomic phylum within the subkingdom Metazoa – aquatic animals with simple tissue organization, radial symmetry and a hollow body cavity.

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  • Nearly universally considered a polyphyletic group; sometimes used informally or in a historical context.

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