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hydromedusa

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noun hy·dro·me·du·sa \ˌhī-drō-mi-ˈdü-sə, -ˈdyü-, -zə\

Definition of hydromedusa

plural hydromedusaeplay \-ˌsē, -ˌzē\

  1. :  a jellyfish (as of the orders Anthomedusae and Leptomedusae) produced as a bud from a hydroid



Origin of hydromedusa

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1889


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