Acraspeda

plural noun

Acras·​pe·​da
(ˈ)ā-ˈkra-spə-də
in former classifications
: a division of coelenterates comprising medusae lacking a swimming velum compare scyphozoa

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek akraspeda, neuter plural of akraspedos without fringes, from a- a- entry 2 + kraspedon edge, border

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acraspeda was in 1861

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“Acraspeda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acraspeda. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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