trachymedusae

Trachymedusae

Tra`chy*me*du"s[ae]\, n. pl. [NL., fr.Gr. ? rough + medusa.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of acalephs in which the development is direct from the eggs, without a hydroid stage. Some of the species are parasitic on other medus[ae].
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