scyphozoan definition by Webster's New World
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any of a class (Scyphozoa) of sea cnidarians, consisting of jellyfishes lacking a velum
Origin: ; from Modern Latin Scyphozoa ; from Classical Greek skyphos, a cup plush zōon, an animal: see bio-
scyphozoan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various marine coelenterates of the class Scyphozoa, which includes the large jellyfishes, characterized by the absence of a velum and by a polyp stage that is very small or lacking entirely.adjective
Of or belonging to the class Scyphozoa.
Origin: From New Latin Scyphozōa, class name : Greek skuphos, cup + New Latin -zōa, pl. of -zōon, -zoon.