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n.1.(Zool.) A stage in the development of discophorous medusæ, when they first begin to swim about after being detached from the strobila. See Strobila.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He was then coming from Ephyra, where he had been to beg poison for his arrows from Ilus, son of Mermerus.
These were commanded by Tlepolemus, son of Hercules by Astyochea, whom he had carried off from Ephyra, on the river Selleis, after sacking many cities of valiant warriors.
The swimming behavior of crustacean larvae (Amphibalanus amphitrite, Artemia franciscana), rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis), echinoderm larvae (Paracentrotus lividus), and the frequency of pulsations of the juvenile stage (ephyra) of cnidarians (Aurelia sp.) have proven to successfully detect toxicity of traditional and emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, nano-, and micromaterials (Morgana et al., 2016; Estevez-Calvar et al., 2017; Faimali et al., 2017; Gambardella et al., 2017).
I equate life as a gun owner in the Big Sour Apple to the plight of Sisyphus, the mythological King of Ephyra, doomed to spend eternity pushing a boulder uphill.
In the interest of accuracy and the historical record, this is the story of what happened in 1971:Ben Ashihundu's labours to organize the 1971 Kenya national football league resembled the career of Sisyphus, King of Ephyra in Greek mythology, who was cursed to push a rock up a hill with the goal of placing it at the summit.
The team focused its study on the jellyfish's juvenile (or ephyra) stage, because the ephyra's simple body plan--a disk-shaped body with eight symmetrical arms--would make any tissue regeneration clearly visible.
Just like Sisyphus in Greek mythology -- the king of Ephyra who was punished for his deceitfulness and forced to roll a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down again -- the women in society drag the stone to the top of the mountain before it rolls back again into the abyss.
VVGOOGLING a runner Sisyphus 5.45 Musselburgh According to Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the first king of Ephyra - now known as Corinth - who was punished for chronic deceitfulness by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back down, repeating this action forever.
In your own words, describe what happens between the polyp stage and ephyra stage of a jellyfish's life cycle.
The king of Ephyra was given a punishment wherein he had to roll a huge boulder up a steep hill, watch it roll back down and repeat this desperate action for all eternity.
Here, we use tubulin and FMRFamide antibodies to re-investigate the ectodermal nerve networks of ephyra and adults of Aurelia aurita, and of adults of several other species, as a test of the hypothesis that the tubulin antibody stains the GFNN and the FMRFamide antibody stains the DNN in the subumbrellar swim muscle sheets of scyphomedusae.