medusoid
adjective or noun see medusa

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  • Medusoid — Me*du soid, a. [Medusa + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Like a medusa; having the fundamental structure of a medusa, but without a locomotive disk; said of the sessile gonophores of hydroids. n. A sessile gonophore. See Illust. under {Gonosome}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medusoid — [mə do͞osoid΄, mə do͞ozoid΄, mə dyo͞o′soid΄, mə dyo͞ozoid΄] adj. like a medusa, or jellyfish n. a medusa shaped gonophore of a hydrozoan * * * me·du·soid (mĭ do͞oʹsoid , zoid , dyo͞oʹ ) n. 1. A shape resembling a jellyfish. 2. A jellyfish.  … …   Universalium

  • medusoid — [mə do͞osoid΄, mə do͞ozoid΄, mə dyo͞o′soid΄, mə dyo͞ozoid΄] adj. like a medusa, or jellyfish n. a medusa shaped gonophore of a hydrozoan …   English World dictionary

  • medusoid — 1. noun jellyfish 2. adjective Having the shape of a jellyfish …   Wiktionary

  • medusoid — adj. of or pertaining to a medusa; resembling a medusa n. shape that resembles a jellyfish; jellyfish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • medusoid — me·du·soid …   English syllables

  • medusoid — I noun 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 • Syn: ↑medusa, ↑medusan • Hypernyms: ↑coelenterate,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Medusoid Mycelium — ASUE object bgcolor=green fgcolor=white name=Medusoid Mycelium portray= N/A mention= The Grim Grotto possess=In Lemony Snicket s A Series of Unfortunate Events , Medusoid Mycelium is a deadly poisonous mushroom that grows in the Gorgonian Grotto …   Wikipedia

  • medusa — medusoid /meuh dooh soyd, dyooh /, adj. /meuh dooh seuh, zeuh, dyooh /, n., pl. medusas, medusae / see, zee/. Zool. a saucer shaped or dome shaped, free swimming jellyfish or hydra. [1750 60; special use of MEDUSA, alluding to the Gorgon s snaky… …   Universalium

  • Flora of A Series of Unfortunate Events — Lemony Snicket s novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events mentions numerous plants and fungi. Though much of this flora is only described in passing potatoes, kudzu, the Royal Gardens, reptilian topiary, and the enormous trees of Dark Avenue… …   Wikipedia

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