noun (plural hydromedusae) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1889 a jellyfish (as of the orders Anthomedusae and Leptomedusae) produced as a bud from a hydroid

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  • Hydromedusa — Chelodininae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hydromedusa — Hy dro*me*du sa, n.; pl. {Hydromedus[ae]}. [NL. See {Hydra}, and {Medusa}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any medusa or jellyfish which is produced by budding from a hydroid. They are called also {Craspedota}, and {naked eyed medus[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydromedusa — [hī΄drōmə do͞o′sə, hī΄drō mədyo͞o′sə; hī΄drō mə do͞o′zə, hī′drō mə dyo͞o′zə] n. pl. hydromedusae [hī΄drō mə do͞o′sae, hī΄drō mə dyo͞o′sē] [ModL: see HYDRO & MEDUSA] a jellyfish (medusa) formed from a bud produced asexually on a hydroid …   English World dictionary

  • Hydromedusa — Hydromedusa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hydromedusa — For the hydrozoan Cnidaria called Hydromedusa or Hydromedusae , see Anthomedusae. Taxobox name = Hydromedusa image width = 220px image caption = Argentine Snake necked Turtle, Hydromedusa tectifera regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis =… …   Wikipedia

  • hydromedusa — hydromedusan, adj. /huy droh mi dooh seuh, zeuh, dyooh /, n., pl. hydromedusae / see/. the medusa form of a hydrozoan. [1885 90; < NL; see HYDRA, O , MEDUSA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydromedusa — noun The South American snake necked turtle …   Wiktionary

  • hydromedusa — hy·dro·medusa …   English syllables

  • hydromedusa — hy•dro•me•du•sa [[t]ˌhaɪ droʊ mɪˈdu sə, zə, ˈdyu [/t]] n. pl. sae ( sē). ivt the medusa form of a hydrozoan • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL; see hydra, o , medusa hy dro•me•du′san, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hydromedusa — /ˌhaɪdroʊməˈdjusə/ (say .huydrohmuh dyoohsuh) noun (plural hydromedusas or hydromedusae /ˌhaɪdroʊməˈdjusi/ (say .huydrohmuh dyoohsee)) the medusa form of a hydrozoan coelenterate. {New Latin. See hydro 1, medusa} –hydromedusan, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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