Definition of cubozoan in US English:

cubozoan

noun

Zoology
  • A member of the cnidarian class Cubozoa, which comprises the box jellyfishes; a box jellyfish.

adjective

Zoology
  • Belonging to or characteristic of the class Cubozoa.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in BioScience. From cubo- + -zoan, after scientific Latin Cubozoa, class name.

Pronunciation

cubozoan

/ˌkjuːbə(ʊ)ˈzəʊən/