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scyphozoan

[sahy-fuh-zoh-uh n] /ˌsaɪ fəˈzoʊ ən/
noun
1.
any coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, comprising the true marine jellyfishes.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the scyphozoans.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Neo-Latin Scyphozo(a) (see scyphi-, -o- -zoa) + -an
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scyphozoan

/ˌsaɪfəˈzəʊən/
noun
1.
any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa; a jellyfish
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Scyphozoa
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek skuphos bowl + zōion animal
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