Acaleph
Acaleph Ac"a*leph, Acalephan Ac`a*le"phan .; pl. {Acalephs}, {Acalephans}. [See {Acaleph[ae]}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Acaleph[ae]. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • acaleph — [ak′əlēf΄ak′ə lef΄] n. [< Gr akalēphē, a nettle] Obs. any of several invertebrate animals, as jellyfish, that swim or float about in the open sea; coelenterate or ctenophore (former class Acalephes, phylum Zoophyta): also acalephe [ak′əlēf΄] …   English World dictionary

  • acaleph — /ak euh lef /, n. (in former classifications) any coelenterate of the group Acalephae, including the sea nettles and jellyfishes. Also, acalephe /ak euh leef /. [1700 10; < NL acalepha < Gk akaléphe stinging nettle, sea anemone] * * * …   Universalium

  • acaleph — noun One of the Acalephae …   Wiktionary

  • acalephæ — noun Group of Coelenterata, including the or , and ; so called from the power they …   Wiktionary

  • acaleph — sa (G). A nettle …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • acaleph — ac·a·leph …   English syllables

  • acaleph —   n. kind of stinging jelly fish …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acaleph — ˈakəˌlef noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Acalepha : a coelenterate of the group Acalepha …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acalephan — Acaleph Ac a*leph, Acalephan Ac a*le phan .; pl. {Acalephs}, {Acalephans}. [See {Acaleph[ae]}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Acaleph[ae]. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acalephans — Acaleph Ac a*leph, Acalephan Ac a*le phan .; pl. {Acalephs}, {Acalephans}. [See {Acaleph[ae]}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Acaleph[ae]. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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