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[hahy-droh-mi-doo-suh, -zuh, -dyoo-]
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noun, plural hy·dro·me·du·sae [hahy-droh-mi-doo-see, -dyoo-] /ˌhaɪ droʊ mɪˈdu si, -ˈdyu-/.
  1. the medusa form of a hydrozoan.
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Origin of hydromedusa

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at hydra, -o-, medusa
Related formshy·dro·me·du·san, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydromedusa


noun plural -sas or -sae (-siː)
  1. the medusa form of hydrozoan coelenterates
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Derived Formshydromedusan, adjective
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