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 + zōon, 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 Scyphozōa, class name : Greek skuphos, cup + New Latin -zōa, pl. of -zōon, -zoon.
- Any true jellyfish of the class Scyphozoa