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scyphozoan

[ sahy-fuh-zoh-uhn ]
/ ˌsaɪ fəˈzoʊ ən /
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noun

any coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, comprising the true marine jellyfishes.

adjective

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
/ (ˌsaɪfəˈzəʊən) /

noun

any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa; a jellyfish

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Scyphozoa

Word Origin for scyphozoan

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