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Cnidaria

(nī-dar′ē-ă )

[L. Cnidaria, the phylum name, fr. cnida, cnide fr Gr. knidē, nettle]
The phylum of aquatic species of radially symmetrical animals that contain stinging cells to defend themselves or injure prey. The phylum includes the corals, sea anemones, box jellyfish, and Portuguese man-of-war species and thousands of others. The older synonym or near synonym Coelenterata is still in common, nontechnical use.
SEE: bite; SEE: sting

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Cnidaria." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733160/all/Cnidaria.
Cnidaria. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733160/all/Cnidaria. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Cnidaria. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733160/all/Cnidaria
Cnidaria [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733160/all/Cnidaria.
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