medusae medusae

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):

  • It was far more than a hobby: he published several books on the subject, and was a leading authority on jellyfish (medusae).
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