Venus's girdle

Definition of Venus's girdle

(Zool.) a long, flat, ribbonlike, very delicate, transparent and iridescent ctenophore (Cestum Veneris) which swims in the open sea. Its form is due to the enormous development of two spheromeres. See Illust. in Appendix.

See also: Venus

Related Words

Cestum, Cestum veneris, comb jelly, ctenophore, genus Cestum
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