plural noun
Dis·​co·​medusae | \ ¦diskō+ \

Definition of Discomedusae

in some classifications
: a large order of Scyphozoa equivalent to the modern orders Rhizostomae and Semaeostomeae, or more broadly, nearly equivalent to Scyphozoa

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Other Words from Discomedusae

discomedusan \ "+ \ adjective or noun
discomedusoid \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Discomedusae

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

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“Discomedusae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Discomedusae. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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