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noun, plural: cnidarians

Any of the animals belonging to Phylum Cnidaria


Cnidarians such as jellyfishes, sea anemones, corals, hydras, etc. are animals characterized by having cnidae, which are specialized cellular structures that fire off thread-like tubules producing a stinging effect.

Word origin: Latin cnīdē (nettle)

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