noun, plural me·du·sas, me·du·sae [muh-doo-see, -zee, -dyoo-]. /məˈdu si, -zi, -ˈdyu-/. Zoology.
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Origin of medusa
OTHER WORDS FROM medusame·du·soid [muh-doo-soid, -dyoo-], /məˈdu sɔɪd, -ˈdyu-/, adjective
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Definition for medusa (2 of 2)
noun, plural Me·du·sas.Classical Mythology.
Origin of Medusa
Example sentences from the Web for medusa
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article confused the monster Hydra with Medusa.A Manifesto for Disorder: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Reviewed|Robert Herritt|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shannel (Season 1) I love that outfit—the Medusa with the snakes.
Indeed a writer might have with impunity sliced Medusa's head: she would never have noticed him.A Novelist on Novels|W. L. George
Anyhow, not one ever before ran away at sight of me, as if I were Medusa.Everyman's Land|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Well was it for Perseus that he remembered what would happen to him if he looked at Medusa.Gods and Heroes|R. E. Francillon
Medusa smoothed her horrid locks, and came out at that day's dinner in cherry ribbons and fresh artificials.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 6|Various
The medusa arises direct from the actinula-stage and there is no entocodon formed, as in the budding described above.
British Dictionary definitions for medusa (1 of 2)
noun plural -sas or -sae (-ziː)
Derived forms of medusamedusan, adjective
Word Origin for medusa
British Dictionary definitions for medusa (2 of 2)
Derived forms of MedusaMedusan, adjective
Scientific definitions for medusa
Plural medusas medusae (mĭ-dōō′sē)
Cultural definitions for medusa
The best known of the monster Gorgons of classical mythology; people who looked at her would turn to stone. A hero, Perseus, was able to kill Medusa, aiming his sword by looking at her reflection in a highly polished shield.