acaleph

acaleph

[ak-uh-lef]
noun
(in former classifications) any coelenterate of the group Acalephae, including the sea nettles and jellyfishes.
Also, acalephe [ak-uh-leef] .


Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin acalepha < Greek akalḗphē stinging nettle, sea anemone

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acaleph (ˈækəˌlɛf)
 
n
obsolete any of the coelenterates of the former taxonomic group Acalephae, which included the jellyfishes
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek akalēphē a sting]

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