hy·​dro·​me·​du·​sa | \ ˌhī-drō-mi-ˈdü-sə How to pronounce hydromedusa (audio) , -ˈdyü-, -zə \
plural hydromedusae\ ˌhī-​drō-​mi-​ˈdü-​ˌsē How to pronounce hydromedusa (audio) , -​ˌzē -​ˈdyü-​ \

Definition of hydromedusa

: a medusa (as of the orders Anthomedusae and Leptomedusae) produced as a bud from a hydroid

Examples of hydromedusa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a spring dive at a depth of six meters, a small hydromedusa of the Pandea conica genus, among an infinity of tiny tunicates, is carried by the current of the Calabrian side of the Strait of Messina. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 Rob Condon, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which houses the Jellyfish Database Initiative, says the jelly might be a hydromedusa. Tim Samuel, National Geographic, 7 June 2016

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First Known Use of hydromedusa

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydromedusa

New Latin

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“Hydromedusa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydromedusa. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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