jellyfish

[n] - any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
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Jellyfish

Jel'ly·fish` noun (Zoology) Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa .
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jellyfish

medusa 2 medusan noun any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
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Jellyfish

• (n.) Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa.
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jellyfish

any planktonic marine member of the class Scyphozoa (phylum Cnidaria), a group of invertebrate animals composed of about 200 described species, or of ... [9 related articles]
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jellyfish

Pelagia noctiluca Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) with sheltering butterfish A marine cnidarian belonging to the Scyphozoan class. The body of an adult jellyfish is composed of a bell-shaped, jellylike substance enclosing its internal structure, from which the creature's tenta...
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jellyfish

jellyfish, common name for the free-swimming stage (see polyp and medusa), of certain invertebrate animals of the phylum Cnidaria (the coelenterates). The body of a jellyfish is shaped like a bell or umbrella, with a clear, jellylike material filling most of the space between the upper and lower sur...
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jellyfish

Type: Term Pronunciation: jel′ē-fish Definitions: 1. Marine coelenterates (class Hydrozoa) including some poisonous species, notably Physalia, the Portuguese man-of-war; toxin is injected into the skin by nematocysts on the tentacles, causing linear wheals. Synonyms: jelly2
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jellyfish

Marine invertebrate, belonging among the coelenterates (subphylum Cnidaria), with an umbrella-shaped body made of a semi-transparent jellylike substance, often tinted with blue, red, or orange colours, and having stinging tentacles that trail in the water. Most adult jellyfish move freely, bu...
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jellyfish

a marine coelentherate of the class Scyphozoa having an umbrella-shaped jelly-like body and stinging tentacles.
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Jellyfish

Jellyfish or jellies are the major non-polyp form of individuals of the phylum Cnidaria. They are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the su...
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