scyphozoan

scyphozoan

[sahy-fuh-zoh-uhn]
noun
1.
any coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, comprising the true marine jellyfishes.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the scyphozoans.

Origin:
1910–15; < Neo-Latin Scyphozo(a) (see scyphi-, -o- -zoa) + -an

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scyphozoan (ˌsaɪfəˈzəʊən)
 
n
1.  any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa; a jellyfish
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Scyphozoa
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek skuphos bowl + zōion animal]

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