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cnidarian (Also cnidarians) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to cnidarian

ribbon_worm

  • noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
    nemertean; proboscis worm; nemertine.

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brachiopod

  • noun marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
    lamp shell; lampshell.
  • adjective of or belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda
    brachiopodous.

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arachnoid

  • noun the middle of the 3 meninges
    arachnoid membrane.
  • noun air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
    arachnid.

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solanderiid

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peanut_worm

  • noun small unsegmented marine worm that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body giving the appearance of a peanut
    sipunculid.

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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cestum_veneris

  • noun ctenophore having a ribbon-shaped iridescent gelatinous body
    Venus's girdle.

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gorgonian

  • noun corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton
    gorgonian coral.

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polyplacophore

  • noun primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
    coat-of-mail shell; chiton; sea cradle.

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medusa

  • noun one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles
    medusoid; medusan.
  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus

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sponge

  • noun a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  • noun someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    quick study.
    • she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

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brittle

  • noun caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
    toffy; toffee.
  • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    brickle; brickly.
    • brittle bones
    • glass is brittle
    • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

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scyphozoan

  • noun any of various usually free-swimming marine coelenterates having a gelatinous medusoid stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle

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entoproct

  • noun any of various moss-like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles

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basket_fish

  • noun any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
    basket star.

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ectoproct

  • noun sessile mossy aquatic animal having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles

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shellfish

  • noun meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
  • noun invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
    mollusk; mollusc.

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peanut

  • noun underground pod of the peanut vine
  • noun widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
    Arachis hypogaea; peanut vine.

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instar

  • noun an insect or other arthropod between molts

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lamp

  • noun an artificial source of visible illumination
  • noun a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

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arthropod

  • noun invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

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univalve

  • noun a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
    gastropod.
  • adjective used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.

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venus's_girdle

  • noun ctenophore having a ribbon-shaped iridescent gelatinous body
    Cestum veneris.

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madriporian_coral

  • noun corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
    madrepore; stony coral.

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holothurian

  • noun echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders
    sea cucumber.

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polypite

(Zoöl.) (a) One of the feeding zooids, or polyps, of a coral, hydroid, or siphonophore; a hydranth. See Illust. of Campanularian. (b) Sometimes, the manubrium of a hydroid medusa.

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poriferan

  • noun primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
    sponge; parazoan.

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sea_mat

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    bryozoan; sea moss; moss animal; polyzoan.

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hydractinian

(Zoöl.) Any species or marine hydroids, of the genus Hydractinia and allied genera. These hydroids form, by their rootstalks, a firm, chitinous coating on shells and stones, and esp. on spiral shells occupied by hermit crabs. See Illust. of Athecata.

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garden

  • noun a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
  • noun the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden

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nemertine

  • noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
    nemertean; proboscis worm; ribbon worm.

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brain_coral

  • noun massive reef-building coral having a convoluted and furrowed surface

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polypiarian

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actinian

  • noun any sea anemone or related animal
    actinia; actiniarian.

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siphonoglyph

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mushroom_coral

  • noun flattened disk-shaped stony coral (usually solitary and unattached)

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pentastomid

  • noun wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals
    tongue worm.

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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symbion_pandora

  • noun only known species of Cycliophora; lives symbiotically attached to a lobster's lip by an adhesive disk and feeding by means of a hairy mouth ring; its complex life cycle includes asexual and sexual phases

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man-of-war

  • noun a warship intended for combat
    ship of the line.
  • noun large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
    Portuguese man-of-war; jellyfish.

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chrysaora_quinquecirrha

  • noun a type of jellyfish

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sea_pen

  • noun fleshy featherlike warm-water colonies

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polyzoan

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    bryozoan; sea mat; sea moss; moss animal.

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sertularian

  • noun feathery colony of long-branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps

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zoanthid

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spiny-headed_worm

  • noun any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
    acanthocephalan.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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parasitic

  • adjective relating to or caused by parasites
    parasitical.
    • parasitic infection
  • adjective of or pertaining to epenthesis
    epenthetic.

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actinozoan

  • noun sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
    anthozoan.

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stag

  • noun a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
    hart.
  • noun adult male deer

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garden_centipede

  • noun minute arthropod often infesting the underground parts of truck-garden and greenhouse crops
    garden symphilid; symphilid; Scutigerella immaculata.

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crustacean

  • noun any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
  • adjective of or belonging to the class Crustacea
    crustaceous.

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cephalopod_mollusk

  • noun marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
    cephalopod.

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phylum

  • noun (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related
  • noun (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes

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medusan

  • noun one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles
    medusa; medusoid.

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nematocyst

(Zoöl.) A lasso cell, or thread cell. See Lasso cell, under Lasso.

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cnidaria

  • noun hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
    phylum Cnidaria; phylum Coelenterata; Coelenterata.

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staghorn_coral

  • noun large branching coral resembling antlers
    stag's-horn coral.

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siphonophore

  • noun a floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored

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platyhelminth

  • noun parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
    flatworm.

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nematode

  • noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
    roundworm; nematode worm.

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polyparium

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fish

  • noun any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
    • the shark is a large fish
    • in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish
  • noun the flesh of fish used as food
    • in Japan most fish is eaten raw
    • after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
    • they have a chef who specializes in fish

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spider

  • noun predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
  • noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    wanderer.

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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mollusc

  • noun invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
    mollusk; shellfish.

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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moss_animal

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    bryozoan; sea mat; sea moss; polyzoan.

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mollusk

  • noun invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
    mollusc; shellfish.

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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bore

  • noun a person who evokes boredom
    dullard.
  • noun a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
    eager; eagre; aegir; tidal bore.

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cephalopod

  • noun marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
    cephalopod mollusk.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda
    cephalopodan.

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pycnogonid

  • noun any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legs
    sea spider.

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velvet_worm

  • noun any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms
    peripatus; onychophoran.

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medusoid

  • noun one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles
    medusa; medusan.
  • adjective relating to or resembling a medusa

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aegina

  • noun an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
    Aigina.
  • noun small medusa

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velvet

  • noun a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  • adjective satellite smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
    velvety; velvet-textured.

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limulus_polyphemus

  • noun large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse
    king crab; Xiphosurus polyphemus; horseshoe crab.

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sea_cradle

  • noun primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
    polyplacophore; coat-of-mail shell; chiton.

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onychophoran

  • noun any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms
    peripatus; velvet worm.

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cnidoblast

(Zoöl.) One of the cells which, in the Coelenterata, develop into cnidæ.

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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cradle

  • noun a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • noun where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
    provenance; birthplace; provenience; place of origin.
    • the birthplace of civilization

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tongue_worm

  • noun wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals
    pentastomid.

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lampshell

  • noun marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
    brachiopod; lamp shell.

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spiny

  • adjective having spines
    spinous.
    • the dorsal fin is spinous
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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staghorn

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trilobite

  • noun an extinct arthropod that was abundant in Paleozoic times; had an exoskeleton divided into three parts

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actinia

  • noun any sea anemone or related animal
    actiniarian; actinian.
  • noun a genus of sea anemone common in rock pools
    genus Actinia.

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sea_feather

  • noun corals forming featherlike colonies

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glass_sponge

  • noun a siliceous sponge (with glassy spicules) of the class Hyalospongiae

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flatworm

  • noun parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
    platyhelminth.

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rotifer

  • noun minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion; constituents of freshwater plankton

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comb

  • noun a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
  • noun the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
    cockscomb; coxcomb.

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stony_coral

  • noun corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
    madrepore; madriporian coral.

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stag's-horn_coral

  • noun large branching coral resembling antlers
    staghorn coral.

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pogonophoran

  • noun slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
    beard worm.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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coral

  • noun a variable color averaging a deep pink
  • noun the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
    precious coral; red coral.

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sea_star

  • noun echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
    starfish.

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insect

  • noun small air-breathing arthropod
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; worm; louse.

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comb_jelly

  • noun biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
    ctenophore.

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hydroid

  • noun colonial coelenterates having the polyp phase dominant
    hydrozoan.

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crinoid

  • noun primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the class Crinoidea

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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chiton

  • noun a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
  • noun primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
    polyplacophore; coat-of-mail shell; sea cradle.

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zoophyte

  • noun any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant such as a sea anemone or coral or sponge

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cubozoan

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stony

  • adjective satellite abounding in rocks or stones
    bouldery; rocky; bouldered.
    • rocky fields
    • stony ground
    • bouldery beaches
  • adjective satellite showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    obdurate; flint; flinty; granitic.
    • his flinty gaze
    • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

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peripatus

  • noun any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms
    onychophoran; velvet worm.

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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headed

  • adjective satellite having a heading or course in a certain direction
    • westward headed wagons
  • verb to go or travel towards
    head.
    • where is she heading
    • We were headed for the mountains

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nemertean

  • noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
    proboscis worm; ribbon worm; nemertine.

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scutigerella_immaculata

  • noun minute arthropod often infesting the underground parts of truck-garden and greenhouse crops
    garden symphilid; symphilid; garden centipede.

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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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acanthocephalan

  • noun any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
    spiny-headed worm.

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annelid_worm

  • noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
    segmented worm; annelid.

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coat-of-mail_shell

  • noun primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
    polyplacophore; chiton; sea cradle.

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millipede

  • noun any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
    millepede; milliped.

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cnidaria

(Zoöl.) A comprehensive group equivalent to the true Coelenterata, i.e., exclusive of the sponges. They are so named from presence of stinging cells (cnidae) in the tissues. See Coelenterata.

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cnidocyte

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bryozoan

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    sea mat; sea moss; moss animal; polyzoan.

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nematode_worm

  • noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
    roundworm; nematode.

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sea_anemone

  • noun marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
    anemone.

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roundworm

  • noun infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
    ringworm; tinea.
  • noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
    nematode; nematode worm.

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gooseberry

  • noun spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries
    Ribes grossularia; gooseberry bush; Ribes uva-crispa.
  • noun currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies

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borer

  • noun a drill for penetrating rock
    stone drill; rock drill; bore bit.
  • noun any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood
    woodborer.

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hydrozoan

  • noun colonial coelenterates having the polyp phase dominant
    hydroid.

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hydra

  • noun trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
    • we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution
  • noun (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones
    • Hydra was slain by Hercules

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arrowworm

  • noun any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth
    chaetognath.

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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class_merostomata

  • noun used in some classifications; includes the orders Xiphosura and Eurypterida
    Merostomata.

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feather

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    plumage; plume.
  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feathering.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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trachymedusa

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sipunculid

  • noun small unsegmented marine worm that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body giving the appearance of a peanut
    peanut worm.

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horseshoe_crab

  • noun large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse
    Limulus polyphemus; king crab; Xiphosurus polyphemus.

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beard

  • noun the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
    face fungus; whiskers.
  • noun a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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mushroom

  • noun common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
  • noun mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)

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corallimorpharian

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phoronid

  • noun hermaphrodite wormlike animal living in mud of the sea bottom

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portuguese_man-of-war

  • noun large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
    man-of-war; jellyfish.

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king_crab

  • noun meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat
    Alaska king crab; Alaskan king crab; Alaska crab.
  • noun a large spider crab of Europe
    European spider crab; Maja squinado.

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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proboscis

  • noun the human nose (especially when it is large)
  • noun a long flexible snout as of an elephant
    trunk.

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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sea_fan

  • noun corals having a treelike or fan-shaped horny skeleton

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helminth

  • noun worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
    parasitic worm.

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brittle_star

  • noun an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
    serpent star; brittle-star.

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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annelid

  • noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
    segmented worm; annelid worm.
  • adjective relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
    annelidan.

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parazoan

  • noun primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
    sponge; poriferan.

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woodborer

  • noun any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood
    borer.

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sea_cucumber

  • noun echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders
    holothurian.

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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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garden_symphilid

  • noun minute arthropod often infesting the underground parts of truck-garden and greenhouse crops
    symphilid; garden centipede; Scutigerella immaculata.

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horseshoe

  • noun game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes
  • noun U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
    shoe.

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centipede

  • noun chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors

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holdfast

  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fixing; fastener.

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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beard_worm

  • noun slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
    pogonophoran.

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sea_urchin

  • noun shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells

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cnida

(Zoöl.) One of the peculiar stinging, cells found in Coelenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cell.

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cnidarian

  • noun radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
    coelenterate.

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gastropod

  • noun a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
    univalve.

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brittle-star

  • noun an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
    serpent star; brittle star.

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serpent

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; snake.
  • noun a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited

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anemone

  • noun any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves
    windflower.
  • noun marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
    sea anemone.

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jelly

  • noun an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
    gelatin.
  • noun a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

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sea_moss

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    bryozoan; sea mat; moss animal; polyzoan.
  • noun any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen)

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coelenterate

  • noun radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
    cnidarian.

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arachnid

  • noun air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
    arachnoid.

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echinoderm

  • noun marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies

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merostomata

  • noun used in some classifications; includes the orders Xiphosura and Eurypterida
    class Merostomata.

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segmented_worm

  • noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
    annelid; annelid worm.

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gorgonian_coral

  • noun corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton
    gorgonian.

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starfish

  • noun echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
    sea star.

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hydroidolinan

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gastrodermis

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asian_horseshoe_crab

  • noun horseshoe crab of the coast of eastern Asia

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parasitic_worm

  • noun worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
    helminth.

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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cnidopsin

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symphilid

  • noun minute arthropod often infesting the underground parts of truck-garden and greenhouse crops
    garden symphilid; garden centipede; Scutigerella immaculata.

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lamellibranch

  • noun marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
    pelecypod; bivalve.
  • adjective satellite bivalve
    pelecypodous; pelecypod.

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basket_star

  • noun any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
    basket fish.

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pelecypod

  • noun marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
    bivalve; lamellibranch.
  • adjective satellite bivalve
    pelecypodous; lamellibranch.

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mat

  • noun a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  • noun mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    matting.

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platyctenean

  • noun ctenophore have long tentacles and flattened body

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millepede

  • noun any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
    milliped; millipede.

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anthozoan

  • noun sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
    actinozoan.

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invertebrate

  • noun any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
  • adjective lacking a backbone or spinal column
    spineless.
    • worms are an example of invertebrate animals

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actiniarian

  • noun any sea anemone or related animal
    actinia; actinian.

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cucumber

  • noun a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
    Cucumis sativus; cucumber vine.
  • noun cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
    cuke.

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sea_spider

  • noun any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legs
    pycnogonid.

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red_coral

  • noun the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
    coral; precious coral.
  • noun corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used for ornaments and jewelry

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planula

  • noun the flat ciliated free-swimming larva of hydrozoan coelenterates

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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jellyfish

  • noun large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
    Portuguese man-of-war; man-of-war.
  • noun any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans

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praya

  • noun colonial siphonophore of up to 130 ft long

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madrepore

  • noun corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
    stony coral; madriporian coral.

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lamp_shell

  • noun marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
    brachiopod; lampshell.

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myriapod

  • noun general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes

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bivalve

  • noun marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
    pelecypod; lamellibranch.
  • adjective used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
    bivalved.

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eurypterid

  • noun large extinct scorpion-like arthropod considered related to horseshoe crabs

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chaetognath

  • noun any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth
    arrowworm.

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coat

  • noun an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  • noun a thin layer covering something
    coating.
    • a second coat of paint

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polyp

  • noun a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
    polypus.
  • noun one of two forms that coelenterates take (e.g. a hydra or coral): usually sedentary with a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth
    • in some species of coelenterate, polyps are a phase in the life cycle that alternates with a medusoid phase

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proboscis_worm

  • noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
    nemertean; ribbon worm; nemertine.

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segmented

  • adjective satellite having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
    metameric; segmental.
  • verb divide into segments
    section; segment.
    • segment an orange
    • segment a compound word

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apolemia

  • noun large siphonophore of up to 50 ft long

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serpent_star

  • noun an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
    brittle-star; brittle star.

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sea_gooseberry

  • noun ctenophore having a rounded body with longitudinal rows of cilia

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milliped

  • noun any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
    millepede; millipede.

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xiphosurus_polyphemus

  • noun large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse
    Limulus polyphemus; king crab; horseshoe crab.

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basket

  • noun a container that is usually woven and has handles
    handbasket.
  • noun the quantity contained in a basket
    basketful.

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ctenophore

  • noun biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
    comb jelly.

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nanomia

  • noun small creatures resembling pieces of fuzzy rope; each with a cluster of swimming bells serving as the head and long elastic tentacles for drawing in prey

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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