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Ctenophora MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ctenophora
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.325
Unique ID
D037302
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037302
Scope Note
Phylum of marine colenterates characterized by eight comb rows of fused cilia on the body surface. In contrast to CNIDARIA they lack stinging cells, but they are voracious predators and possess sticky cells (colloblasts) for capturing prey. Most species are transparent and many exhibit bioluminescence.
Entry Term(s)
Beroe
Comb Jellies
Ctenophores
Mnemiopsis
Sea Walnuts
Registry Number
txid10197
Related Numbers
txid10199
txid27922
Previous Indexing
Cnidaria (1969-1997)
Invertebrates (1970-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003
History Note
2003
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/02
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Ctenophora Preferred
Mnemiopsis Narrower
Beroe Narrower
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