plural noun Ac·a·le·pha \ˌakəˈlēfə\

Definition of Acalepha

in old classifications

  1. :  a class or other group of coelenterates including the jellyfishes, hydroids, and related forms and sometimes the ctenophores

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Origin and Etymology of acalepha

New Latin, alteration of Acalephae

First Known Use: 1822

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to cast off or become cast off

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