scyphozoan

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noun scy·pho·zo·an \ˌsī-fə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of scyphozoan

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1909


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