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me·du·soid

 (mĭ-do͞o′soid′, -zoid′, -dyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a medusa or a jellyfish.
2. Designating or relating to the medusa stage in the life cycle of a cnidarian.
n.
A medusalike bud developed from a hydrozoan polyp, a medusa, or a jellyfish.

medusoid

(mɪˈdjuːzɔɪd)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a medusa
n
(Zoology) another name for medusa2
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Noun1.medusoid - one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenteratemedusoid - 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
Cnidaria, Coelenterata, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata - hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
cnidarian, coelenterate - radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
Adj.1.medusoid - relating to or resembling a medusamedusoid - relating to or resembling a medusa  
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With distinctive transparent bodies, the creature is often thought to be a jellyfish, but is actually a siphonophore - a colony of tiny specialised polyps and medusoids.
With distinctive transparent bodies (above), the creature is often thought to be a jellyfish, but is actually a siphonophore - a colony of tiny specialised polyps and medusoids.
Many disk-shaped impressions have often been identified as medusoids ("jellyfish") but many appear to have been attached to the bottom, and none bear clear structures that would place them in a living group.