scyphozoan

noun scy·pho·zo·an \ ˌsī-fə-ˈzō-ən \

Definition of scyphozoan

: any of a class (Scyphozoa) of coelenterates that comprise jellyfishes lacking a true polyp and usually a velum

scyphozoan

adjective

Origin and Etymology of scyphozoan

New Latin Scyphozoa, from Latin scyphus + New Latin -zoa


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