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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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Mechanics of prey selection by ephyrae of the scyphomedusa Aurelia aurita.
Functional characteristics of nematocysts found on the scyphomedusa Cyanea capillata.
Sexual reproduction of the scyphomedusa Aurelia aurita in relation to temperature and variable food supply.
Vulnerability of the copepod Acartia tonsa to predation by the scyphomedusa Chrysaora quinquecirrha: effect of prey size and behavior.
The metamorphosis of the Scyphomedusa, Aurelia limbata (Brandt).