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jel·ly·fish

(jel'ē-fish),
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.
Synonym(s): jelly (2)

jellyfish

(jĕl′ē-fĭsh′)
n. pl. jellyfish or jelly·fishes
a. Any of numerous usually free-swimming marine cnidarians of the class Scyphozoa, characteristically having a gelatinous, tentacled, often bell-shaped medusa stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle. Also called true jellyfish.
b. Any of various similar or related cnidarians.

jel·ly·fish

(jel'ē-fish)
Marine coelenterates, including some poisonous species; toxin is injected into the skin by nematocysts on the tentacles, causing linear wheals.

jellyfish

  1. any large medusa of the class Scyphozoa.
  2. the medusoid stages of any coelenterate.

jellyfish

members of the class of aquatic animals the Scyphozoa, the true jellyfishes, in the phylum Cnidaria. All possess cnidia or stings and are capable of causing stings to animals.
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The association with scyphomedusae and other large gelatinous zooplankton exhibited by juveniles may continue throughout their lives, because such prey are reported to constitute a considerable portion of the prowfish diet (Carollo and Rankin, 1998).
In situ observations of the association between juvenile fishes and scyphomedusae in the Bering Sea.