scyphozoan


scy·pho·zo·an

noun \ˌsī-fə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of SCYPHOZOAN

:  any of a class (Scyphozoa) of coelenterates that comprise jellyfishes lacking a true polyp and usually a velum
scyphozoan adjective

Origin of SCYPHOZOAN

New Latin Scyphozoa, from Latin scyphus + New Latin -zoa
First Known Use: circa 1909

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