Radiata: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rā"dē-ā'tu, -ä'tu), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. (in some classification systems) a major grouping that includes more or less radially symmetrical animals, as coelenterates (jellyfish, sea anemones, corals), ctenophores (comb jellies), and echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers).
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