plural noun
Ac·​a·​le·​pha | \ ˌakəˈlēfə \

Definition of Acalepha

in old classifications
: a class or other group of coelenterates including the jellyfishes, hydroids, and related forms and sometimes the ctenophores

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First Known Use of Acalepha

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acalepha

New Latin, alteration of Acalephae

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“Acalepha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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