Ocyroe

noun Ocyr·oe \ōˈsirəwē\

Definition of Ocyroe

  1. :  a genus (coextensive with the family Ocyroidae) of ctenophores of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean sea that swim by means of a large winglike process on each side of the body

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Origin and Etymology of ocyroe

New Latin, from Greek ōkyroēs swift-flowing, from ōkys swift + -roēs (akin to rhein to flow) — more at stream


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