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

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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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