Definitions

from The American Heritage¬ģ Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A larva of a scyphozoan, consisting of an elongated and deeply constricted polyp that successively splits off minute, free-swimming medusas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A generic name applied by Sars to certain Polyps, under a misapprehension; hence, the actinula or fixed embryo of some hydrozoans, as a discophoran, which multiplies agamogenetically by budding, and gives rise to permanent colonies of hydriform polyps; an ephyra. See Scyphomedus√¶, and cut under strobila. Also scyphistome, scyphostome.

Etymologies

New Latin : Greek skuphos, cup + Greek stoma, mouth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek a cup + the mouth. (Wiktionary)

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