from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A larva of a scyphozoan, consisting of a very small sessile polyp that successively splits off free-swimming medusas.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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
Scyphomedusæ, and cut under strobila. Also scyphistome, scyphostome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.
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- noun zoology The young attached
larvaof Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin : Greek skuphos, cup + Greek stoma, mouth.]
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From Ancient Greek a cup + the mouth.
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