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acaleph

[ak-uh-lef] /ˈæk əˌlɛf/
noun
1.
(in former classifications) any coelenterate of the group Acalephae, including the sea nettles and jellyfishes.
Also, acalephe
[ak-uh-leef] /ˈæk əˌlif/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin acalepha < Greek akalḗphē stinging nettle, sea anemone
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acaleph

/ˈækəˌlɛf/
noun
1.
(obsolete) any of the coelenterates of the former taxonomic group Acalephae, which included the jellyfishes
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek akalēphē a sting
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