plural noun

: an order of Scyphozoa comprising stalked or sessile jellyfish that have an aboral stalk ending in a sucker by which they attach themselves to marine plants and other objects, that both as larvae and adults are creeping or sessile, and that are limited to colder seas of both northern and southern hemispheres
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from stauro- + medusae, plural of medusa

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“Stauromedusae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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