Definition of scyphistoma in English:

scyphistoma

noun

Zoology
  • The fixed polyp-like stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish, which reproduces asexually by budding (strobilation).

    • ‘A larva metamorphoses into a small polyp termed the scyphistoma.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin scyphus cup + Greek stoma mouth.

Pronunciation:

scyphistoma

/sʌɪˈfistəmə/