Definition of medusa
medusanplay \-sən, -zən\ adjective or noun
medusoidplay \-ˌsȯid, -ˌzȯid\ adjective or noun
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If so, scientists are hopeful that once conditions in the lake improve, a new generation will again produce the free swimming adult medusa that so delight tourists.
In the 1990s Italian researchers discovered that Turritopsis dorhnii, a jellyfish the size of a pen tip, reverts back and forth from a medusa to a polyp, earning the nickname the immortal jellyfish.
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