What is another word for coelenterata?

Pronunciation: [sˌiːlɪntəɹˈɑːtə] (IPA)

Coelenterata is an old term used to describe a group of aquatic animals that include jellyfish, corals, and sea anemones. As science has progressed, new terms have been proposed to refer to these animals, which are now considered to be two separate groups- the Cnidaria and the Ctenophora. Synonyms for Coelenterata, therefore, include Radiata, referring to the radial symmetry of these animals, and Diploblastica, which refers to their two germ layers. Other terms include Nematocysta, which refers to their stinging cells, and Acnidaria, which refers to their lack of an anus or digestive system. While these terms are not commonly used in scientific circles today, they are still important for understanding the history of scientific discovery.

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Usage examples for Coelenterata

Of the coelenterata, a great part are either permanently rooted or habitually stationary, and so have scarcely any self-mobility but that implied in the relative movements of parts; while the rest, of which the common jelly-fish serves as a sample, have mostly but little ability to move themselves through the water.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I"
Herbert Spencer
Throughout the whole animal kingdom, from the coelenterata upwards, the first stage of evolution is the same.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I"
Herbert Spencer
coelenterata, Owen on the term.
"Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence"
Louis Agassiz

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