plural noun
Dis·​coph·​o·​ra | \ də̇ˈskäf(ə)rə \
variants: or Discophorae \ -​fəˌrē \

Definition of Discophora

in some classifications
: a group of jellyfishes:
a : a group coextensive with Scyphozoa
b : a group coextensive with Discomedusae

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History and Etymology for Discophora

New Latin, from disc- + -phora, -phorae

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“Discophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Discophora. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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