Dactylometra

noun
Dac·​ty·​lom·​e·​tra | \ -ˈlämətrə \

Definition of Dactylometra

: a genus of tropical scyphozoan jellyfishes having a sting that is very painful and that may be dangerous to humans — compare fire medusa

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History and Etymology for Dactylometra

New Latin, from dactyl- + -metra (from Greek metron measure)

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“Dactylometra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dactylometra. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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