medusoid


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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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The scyphozoan Pelagia noctiluca displays smooth muscle cells in its medusoid tentacles.
Belonging to the macro and mega-zooplankton, medusoid forms such as Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa and Cubozoa are only eventually registered in common zooplankton samples due to the size of individuals and their low density.
When the researchers set their creation -- dubbed Medusoid -- free in an electrically conducting container of fluid and oscillated the voltage from zero volts to five, they shocked it into swimming with synchronised contractions that mimic those of real jellyfish.
Their tissue-engineered jellyfish has been dubbed as Medusoid.
The Medusoid was made by implanting rat heart cells on to an eight-limbed silicone shape, then shocking it into moving with electricity.
The researchers' method for building the tissue-engineered jellyfish, dubbed "Medusoid," was published in a Nature Biotechnology paper on July 22.
Beach and laboratory experiments with the jellyfish Aurelia and remarks on some fossil "medusoid" traces.
Maxillary sinusitis caused by medusoid form of Schizophyllum commune.
Kubota (1983) reported a summer decline in hydroids from Japanese waters noting that polyps became very small, and often degenerated, at the end of medusoid production.
In the lower part of the section, which could be separated from the typical Dividal Group by a hiatus, the remains of algae--vendotaenids--may occur together with the medusoid Kullingia remains (Vidal & Moczydlowska 1996).