Ae·​quo·​rea | \ ē-ˈkwȯr-ē-ə \

Definition of Aequorea

: a cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Aequoridae) of brilliantly luminescent hydrozoan jellyfish of moderate size

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First Known Use of Aequorea

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aequorea

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

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“Aequorea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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