HyperDic: scyphozoan

English > 1 sense of the word scyphozoan:
NOUNanimalscyphozoanany of various usually free-swimming marine coelenterates having a gelatinous medusoid stage / stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle
English > scyphozoan: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of various usually free-swimming marine coelenterates having a gelatinous medusoid stage / stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle.
Member ofScyphozoa, class Scyphozoacoelenterates in which the polyp stage / stage is absent or at least inconspicuous
Broadercoelenterate, cnidarianradially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures

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