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subumbrella

[ suhb-uhm-brel-uh ]
/ ˌsʌb ʌmˈbrɛl ə /
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noun Zoology.
the concave undersurface of a coelenterate medusa, as a jellyfish.
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Origin of subumbrella

First recorded in 1875–80; sub- + umbrella

OTHER WORDS FROM subumbrella

sub·um·brel·lar, adjective
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