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scyphozoan

[sahy-fuh-zoh-uh n]
noun
  1. any coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, comprising the true marine jellyfishes.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the scyphozoans.
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Origin of scyphozoan

1910–15; < New Latin Scyphozo(a) (see scyphi-, -o- -zoa) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for scyphozoan

scyphozoan

noun
  1. any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa; a jellyfish
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Scyphozoa
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Word Origin for scyphozoan

C19: via New Latin from Greek skuphos bowl + zōion animal
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