scyphistoma

noun
scy·​phis·​to·​ma | \sī-ˈfi-stə-mə \
plural scyphistomae\sī-​ˈfi-​stə-​(ˌ)mē \ also scyphistomas

Definition of scyphistoma 

: a sexually produced scyphozoan larva that ultimately repeatedly constricts transversely to form free-swimming medusae

First Known Use of scyphistoma

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scyphistoma

New Latin, from Latin scyphus cup + Greek stoma mouth — more at stomach

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