Gymnophthalmata Gym`noph*thal"ma*ta (j[i^]m`n[o^]f*th[a^]l"m[.a]*t[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. gymno`s naked + 'ofqalmo`s the eye.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of acalephs, including the naked-eyed medus[ae]; the hydromedus[ae]. Most of them are known to be the free-swimming progeny (gonophores) of hydroids. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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