Aequorea

noun

Ae·​quo·​rea
ē-ˈkwȯr-ē-ə
: a cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Aequoridae) of brilliantly luminescent hydrozoan jellyfish of moderate size

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of aequoreus of the sea, from aequor sea, even surface, from aequus even, equal

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aequorea was in 1849

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“Aequorea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aequorea. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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