plural noun
An·​tho·​me·​du·​sae | \ -(t)thə- \

Definition of Anthomedusae

: a suborder of Hydroida that is sometimes regarded as a separate order of Hydrozoa and that includes hydrozoans, that has the hydranths and reproductive zooids unprotected by thecae, and that sometimes has medusae which bear the gonads in the manubrium and lack lithocysts

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Other Words from Anthomedusae

anthomedusan \ ¦⸗(ˌ)⸗⸗¦⸗⸗ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Anthomedusae

New Latin, from anth- entry 1 + medusae (plural of medusa)

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“Anthomedusae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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