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scyphistoma

[ sahy-fis-tuh-muh ]
/ sa瑟藞f瑟s t蓹 m蓹 /
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noun, plural scy路phis路to路mae [sahy-fis-tuh-mee], /sa瑟藞f瑟s t蓹藢mi/, scy路phis路to路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鈥75; scyphi- + stoma
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British Dictionary definitions for scyphistoma

scyphistoma
/ (sa瑟藞f瑟st蓹m蓹) /

noun plural -mae (-藢mi藧) 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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