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scyphistoma

[ sahy-fis-tuh-muh ]
/ saɪˈfɪs tə mə /
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noun, plural scy·phis·to·mae [sahy-fis-tuh-mee], /saɪˈfɪs təˌmi/, scy·phis·to·mas.

a stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish or other scyphozoan when it is fixed in place and reproduces asexually to produce free-swimming medusas.

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Origin of scyphistoma

First recorded in 1870–75; scyphi- + stoma
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scyphistoma
/ (saɪˈfɪstəmə) /

noun plural -mae (-ˌmiː) or -mas

a sessile hydra-like individual representing the polyp stage of scyphozoans. It produces forms which become free-swimming jellyfish

Word Origin for scyphistoma

C19: from Greek skuphos cup + stoma
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