Definition of scyphistoma in English:

scyphistoma

noun

Zoology
  • The fixed polyplike 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

/sīˈfistəmə/