Medusa head Me·du·sa head (mĭ-dōō'sə, -zə, -dyōō'-)
Dilated cutaneous veins radiating from the umbilicus. Also called caput medusae, Cruveilhier's sign.
The medusa head of Slavery had turned their hearts to stone.
It is a sort of medusa head, which turns—no, not to stone, but to sloppy treacle.
Then the ideal face had turned to a medusa head, and the curls to snakes.
Dolly was turning it round thoughtfully and looking at the medusa head carved and set in gold.