scyphozoan

noun
scy·​pho·​zo·​an | \ ˌsī-fə-ˈzō-ən How to pronounce scyphozoan (audio) \

Definition of scyphozoan

: any of a class (Scyphozoa) of cnidarians (such as the sea nettle) that possess a large, conspicuous, sexually-reproducing medusa typically lacking a velum and a very small, usually funnel-shaped, asexually-reproducing polyp

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scyphozoan adjective

First Known Use of scyphozoan

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scyphozoan

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

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The first known use of scyphozoan was circa 1909

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“Scyphozoan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scyphozoan. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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