Scyphistoma meaning

sī-fĭstə-mə
A larva of a scyphozoan, consisting of a very small sessile polyp that successively splits off free-swimming medusas.
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The small, attached polyp stage of the scyphozoan jellyfishes, preceding the strobila stage.
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A larva of a scyphozoan, consisting of a very small sessile polyp that successively splits off free-swimming medusas.
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(zoology) The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of scyphistoma

  • New Latin Greek skuphos cup Greek stoma mouth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek a cup + the mouth.

    From Wiktionary