medusa medusa  /mə ˈdu sə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus
  2. (n) one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles

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Usage(s):

  • A medusa jellyfish floats in the sea near the Adriatic town of Split, Croatia.

News

  • Medusa Mining Limited: Co-O Operations Update

    Medusa Mining Limited wishes to provide an update for the Co- O Operations following the previous announcement of 21 June 2013 regarding the Co-O Mill construction managers.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. Tying for third were pop star sisters Ashlee and Jessica Simpson ("Bad taste is positively genetic," Blackwell said), rocker Courtney Love was fourth (He called her a "Medusa stuck in a meltdown mode") and hotel heiress Paris Hilton came...
    on Jan 11, 2005 By: Mr Blackwell Source: Pittsburgh Channel.com

  2. "The combat situation and environment our soldiers faced during Operation Medusa in September 2006 made it abundantly clear to us that the platforms such as the Mobile Gun System could simply not yet do what we need them to be able to do,"...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Rick Hillier Source: Prince George Citizen

  3. "The Canadians have the initiative in Zahri/Panjwaii (districts) and always have," Ferron said in an interview in his office in NATO's fortress-like headquarters in Kabul. "Unfortunately, Operation Medusa there last year cost Canadian lives....
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Ferron Source: Canada.com

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