any of a class (Scyphozoa) of sea cnidarians, consisting of jellyfishes lacking a velum
Origin of scyphozoan; from Modern Latin Scyphozoa ; from Classical Greek skyphos, a cup + z?on, an animal: see bio-
Any of various marine cnidarians of the class Scyphozoa, which includes most of the jellyfishes, characterized by the absence of a polyp stage or by a polyp that is extremely small.
Origin of scyphozoanFrom New Latin Scyphoz&omacron;a, class name : Greek skuphos, cup + New Latin -z&omacron;a, pl. of -z&omacron;on, -zoon.