plural noun
Rhi·​zos·​to·​mae | \ rīˈzästəˌmē \

Definition of Rhizostomae

: 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

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Other Words from Rhizostomae

rhizostomatous \ ¦rīzə¦stōmətəs , -​täm-​ \ adjective
rhizostome \ ˈrīzəˌstōm \ noun, plural -s
rhizostomous \ (ˈ)rī¦zästəməs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rhizostomae

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 27 Sep. 2020.

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