Rhizostomae

plural noun

Rhi·​zos·​to·​mae
rīˈzästəˌmē
: an order of Scyphozoa comprising jellyfishes that are related to the Semaeostomeae but are distinguished from them by fused oral lobes, by numerous small mouths replacing the primary mouth, and by the absence of tentacles and including various large jellyfishes that are dried and used as food in China and Japan
rhizostomatous
¦rīzə¦stōmətəs
-täm-
adjective
rhizostome
ˈrīzəˌstōm
noun
plural -s
rhizostomous
(ˈ)rī¦zästəməs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Rhizostoma, genus of jellyfishes, from rhiz- + -stoma

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“Rhizostomae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhizostomae. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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