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 hydromedusae (audio) , -​ˌzē -​ˈdyü-​ \

Definition of hydromedusa

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

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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, "Living Fish Found Inside Jellyfish in Bizarre Underwater Scene," 7 June 2016

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First Known Use of hydromedusa

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydromedusa

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