scyphistoma


scy·phis·to·ma

noun \sī-ˈfis-tə-mə\
plural scy·phis·to·mae\-(ˌ)mē\ also scy·phis·to·mas

Definition of SCYPHISTOMA

:  a sexually produced scyphozoan larva that ultimately repeatedly constricts transversely to form free-swimming medusae

Origin of SCYPHISTOMA

New Latin, from Latin scyphus cup + Greek stoma mouth — more at stomach
First Known Use: 1861

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