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me·du·soid(mĭ-do͞o′soid′, -zoid′, -dyo͞o′-)
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.
A medusalike bud developed from a hydrozoan polyp, a medusa, or a jellyfish.
(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a medusa
(Zoology) another name for medusa2
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|Noun||1.||medusoid - 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
|Adj.||1.||medusoid - relating to or resembling a medusa|