Cte*noid"e*an(t*noid"*n), a. (Zol.) Relating to the Ctenoidei. -- n. One of the Ctenoidei.
Cte*noid"e*i(-?-?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. , , comb + -oid.] (Zol.) A group of fishes, established by Agassiz, characterized by having scales with a pectinated margin, as in the perch. The group is now generally regarded as artificial.
Cte*noph"o*ra(t?-n?f"?-r?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. , , comb + to carry.] (Zol.) A phylum of invertebrates, commonly ellipsoidal in shape, swimming by means of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. They are commonly called the comb jellies, because the separate paddles somewhat resemble combs. This phylum was formerly classified as a subdivision (class) within the Clenterata.
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