Definition of Anthomedusae in English:

Anthomedusae

noun

Zoology
  • Treated as plural. An order of hydroid coelenterates (class Hydrozoa) having a polyp stage that lacks a perisarc and a free-living medusa stage typically having a simple bell shape with the gonads situated primarily on the manubrium.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Anthomedusae, group name from antho- + Medusae, plural of Medusa, former genus name, apparently so called on account of the resemblance of some forms to flowers.

Pronunciation

Anthomedusae

/ˌanθə(ʊ)mɪˈdjuːziː/