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Cnidarian

Definition
noun, plural: cnidarians
Any of the animals belonging to Phylum Cnidaria
Supplement
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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