noun, plural me·du·sas, me·du·sae [muh-doo-see, -zee, -dyoo-] /məˈdu si, -zi, -ˈdyu-/. Zoology.
Origin of medusa
OTHER WORDS FROM medusame·du·soid [muh-doo-soid, -dyoo-] /məˈdu sɔɪd, -ˈdyu-/, adjective
Words nearby medusa
Example sentences from the Web for medusoid
In other cases the medusoid is hypogenetic, medusoid producing medusoid.
In some other cases medusoid develops directly from medusoid (hypogenesis), whether by sexual cells or by gemmation.
The jellyfish or medusoid body-form corresponds in general to an umbrella or bell.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
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Derived forms of MedusaMedusan, adjective
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noun plural -sas or -sae (-ziː)
Derived forms of medusamedusan, adjective
Word Origin for medusa
Scientific definitions for medusoid
Plural medusas medusae (mĭ-dōō′sē)
Cultural definitions for medusoid
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.