Leptomedusae

plural noun Lep·to·medusae \¦lep(ˌ)tō+\

Definition of Leptomedusae

  1. :  a suborder of the order Hydroida or in some classifications a separate order of Hydrozoa comprising coelenterates in which the hydranths and the productive zooids are protected by a theca, the medusae bear gonads on the radial canals, and the lithocysts when present are of ectodermal origin

leptomedusan

\"+\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of leptomedusae

New Latin, from lept- + medusae (plural of medusa)


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