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Meaning of "ctenophore" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CTENOPHORE

From New Latin ctenophorus, from Greek kteno-, kteis comb + -phore.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CTENOPHORE

ctenophore  [ˈtɛnəˌfɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CTENOPHORE

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Ctenophore is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CTENOPHORE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ctenophore

Ctenophora

Ctenophora is a phylum of animals that live in marine waters worldwide. Their most distinctive feature is the "combs", groups of cilia they use for swimming, and they are the largest animals that swim by means of cilia – adults of various species range from a few millimeters to 1.5 m in size. Like cnidarians, their bodies consist of a mass of jelly, with one layer of cells on the outside and another lining the internal cavity. In ctenophores, these layers are two cells deep, while those in cnidarians are only one cell deep. Ctenophores also resemble cnidarians in having a decentralized nerve net rather than a brain. Some authors combined ctenophores and cnidarians in one phylum, Coelenterata, as both groups rely on water flow through the body cavity for both digestion and respiration. Increasing awareness of the differences persuaded more recent authors to classify them in separate phyla. Almost all ctenophores are predators, taking prey ranging from microscopic larvae and rotifers to the adults of small crustaceans; the exceptions are juveniles of two species, which live as parasites on the salps on which adults of their species feed.

Definition of ctenophore in the English dictionary

The definition of ctenophore in the dictionary is any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, including the sea gooseberry and Venus's-girdle, whose body bears eight rows of fused cilia, for locomotion Also called: comb jelly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CTENOPHORE


anaphor
ˈænəˌfɔː
carpophore
ˈkɑːpəˌfɔː
carrefour
ˈkærəˌfɔː
chromatophore
ˈkrəʊmətəˌfɔː
chromophore
ˈkrəʊməˌfɔː
conidiophore
kəʊˈnɪdɪəˌfɔː
iodophor
ˈaɪəʊdəˌfɔː
ionophore
aɪˈɒnəˌfɔː
lophophore
ˈləʊfəˌfɔː
ommatophore
ɒˈmætəˌfɔː
phonophore
ˈfəʊnəˌfɔː
photophore
ˈfəʊtəˌfɔː
pinafore
ˈpɪnəˌfɔː
rhynchophore
ˈrɪŋkəˌfɔː
semaphore
ˈsɛməˌfɔː
siphonophore
ˈsaɪfənəˌfɔː
therefore
ˈðɛəˌfɔː
trochophore
ˈtrɒkəˌfɔː
wherefor
ˈweəˌfɔː
wherefore
ˈwɛəˌfɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CTENOPHORE

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CTC
ctene
ctenidia
ctenidium
cteniform
ctenoid
ctenophoran
Ctesiphon
ctn
CTO
CTR
cts
CTT
CTU
CTV
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WORDS THAT END LIKE CTENOPHORE

aerophore
androgynophore
androphore
anthophore
fluorophore
gametophore
glucophore
gonophore
gynophore
hymenophore
melanophore
nematophore
odontophore
odoriphore
pneumatophore
rhizophore
shore
spermatophore
spirophore
sporangiophore
sporophore

Synonyms and antonyms of ctenophore in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ctenophore» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CTENOPHORE

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The translations of ctenophore from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ctenophore» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

栉水母
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Translator English - Spanish

ctenóforo
570 millions of speakers

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ctenophore
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Translator English - Hindi

ctenophore
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ar

Translator English - Arabic

ctenophore
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гребневика
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Translator English - Portuguese

ctenophore
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Translator English - Bengali

ctenophore
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Translator English - French

cténophore
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Translator English - Malay

Ctenophore
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Translator English - German

Rippenqualle
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Translator English - Japanese

ctenophore
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Translator English - Korean

ctenophore
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Translator English - Javanese

Ctenophore
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ctenophore
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீனோபோர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेनॉरफोर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ktenofor
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Translator English - Italian

ctenophore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ctenophore
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гребневика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ctenophore
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κτενοφόρου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ctenophore
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Translator English - Swedish

kamman
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Translator English - Norwegian

Ribbemaneter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ctenophore

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CTENOPHORE»

The term «ctenophore» is normally little used and occupies the 134.773 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CTENOPHORE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ctenophore

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CTENOPHORE»

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Feeding Ecology of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis Leidyi A. ...
Accurate estimates of feeding rate and diet composition of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi are ultimately important for understanding their population dynamics and predation impacts.
Lindsay J. Sullivan, 2007
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Jellyfish Blooms: Ecological and Societal Importance: ...
U.S.A. Key words: Ctenophore. predution. climate change. tish eggs. fish larvae Abstract The ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi is at the northern extreme of its geographic range in Narragansett Bay. an estuary on the northeast coast of the United ...
J. E. Purcell, W. M. Graham, Henri J. Dumont, 2001
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An Experimental Study on the Cleavage of the Ctenophore Egg
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Naohide Yatsu, 2010
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Aquatic Invasions in the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean Seas
The ctenophore M. leidyi in native and exotic habitats: U. S. estuaries versus the Black Sea basin. Hydrobiologia 451: 145-176 Quaglietta, C. E., 1987. Predation by M. leidyi on hard clam larvae and other natural zooplankton in Great South ...
Henri J. Dumont, Tamara A. Shiganova, Ulrich Niermann, 2004
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Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Recent Advances: ...
Table 6 Clearance rates (CR in liters cleared ctenophore-1 d-1) of Mnemiopsis leidyi in relation to container size Ctenophore size (mm) Mean or median clearance rate (number) F or H statistic P Statistical tests were one way ANOVA ( F ...
Kylie A. Pitt, J. E. Purcell, 2009
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Essential Fish Habitat Mapping in the Mediterranean
Shiganova, T. A., 1993. Ctenophore M. leidyi and ichthyo- plankton in the Sea of Marmara in October of 1992. Oceanology 33: 900–903. Shiganova, T. A., 1997. M. leidyi abundance in the Black Sea and its impact on the pelagic community.
Vasilis D. Valavanis, 2009
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Coelenterate Biology: Reviews and New Perspectives
Uber die anscheinend nervose Regulierung der F limmerbewegung bei den Rippenquallen. Z. Allg. Physiol. 10, 230—248. Child, C. M. (1933). The swimming plate rows of the ctenophore Pleurobrachia as gradients, with comparative data on ...
Leonard Muscatine, 2012
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Introduction to Marine Biology
CTENOPHORE STRUCTURE Ctenophores (TEEN-uh-forz), or comb jellies ( phylum Ctenophora), are planktonic, nearly transparent marine animals named for the eight rows of comb plates (ctenes) they use for locomotion (Figure 8-208).
George Karleskint, Richard Turner, James Small, 2012
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Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla
Brusca, R.C. and Brusca, G.J. 1990. Invertebrates. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA. Bumann, D. and Puls, G. 1997. The ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi has a flow-through system for digestion with three consecutive phases of extracellular ...
Claus Nielsen, 2012
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Science of Ecosystem-based Management: Narragansett Bay in ...
Chapter. 16. Narragansett. Bay. Ctenophore-ZooplanktonPhytoplankton. Dynamics. in. a. Changing. Climate. Barbara K. Sullivan, Dian J. Gifford, John H. Costello and Jason R. Graff ...
Alan Desbonnet, Barry A Costa-Pierce, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CTENOPHORE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ctenophore is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wild in the Streets: A 24-Hour Field Guide to New York City
By day, this and several other species of ctenophore are easy to capture and observe in a clear, wide-mouthed jar or other container. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Stunning Images Of Newly Discovered, Unnamed Deep Sea …
In their findings, there were also a number of species that had not yet been named, as well as a jelly-fish like creature called a ctenophore, ... «The Inquisitr, May 15»
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Take a look at this new jellyfish-like animal!
... the data they collected, but have already identified two new species: a jellyfish-like animal called a ctenophore and a new type of fish,” Quartz ... «HLNtv.com, May 15»
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Watch the Amazing New Sea Creatures a Robot Sub Found Near …
A few have been confirmed to be new species, including the ctenophore, which is a jellyfish-like animal. In addition, some new species of fish ... «Popular Mechanics, May 15»
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Fukushima aquarium succeeds in breeding ctenophore discovered …
Lyrocteis imperatoris, the scientific name for the species, is a ctenophore commonly referred to as a comb jelly, but is a phylum separate from ... «Asahi Shimbun, May 15»
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Video: Researchers released stunning images of deep sea …
They're still analyzing the data they collected, but have already identified two new species: a jellyfish-like animal called a ctenophore and a ... «Quartz, May 15»
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Consider the Sponge
But the belief in an orderly, stepwise progression—sponge to ctenophore to bilaterian—is “complete rubbish,” he said. “It's deeply flawed, but ... «The New Yorker, Apr 15»
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Live streaming from the bottom of the Caribbean Sea
They have spotted glass sponges, fishes, bamboo corals, anemones, crinoids, sea cucumbers, and a ctenophore or comb jelly. Watching the ... «CBS News, Apr 15»
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The origins of polarized nervous systems
It has been known since the work of Chun in 1880 that when ctenophore blastomeres are separated at the two-cell stage each half-embryo ... «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
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Iridescent sea gooseberry turns castaway on the sands
And as one wave retreated, left behind on the sand was a shining blob, a ctenophore, or comb jelly. That triggered a memory from more than 40 ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ctenophore [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ctenophore>. Oct 2020 ».
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