See also: Medusa and médusa

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Transferative use of Medusa.

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medusa (plural medusas or medusae or medusæ)

  1. A jellyfish; specifically (zoology), a non-polyp form of individual cnidarians, consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. [from 18th c.]
    • 2014, Theo Tait, ‘Water-Borne Zombies’, London Review of Books, vol. 36 no. 5:
      Typically, what we think of as the jellyfish, the medusa, reproduces sexually, spawning sperm and eggs which, once fertilised, turn into sea anemone-like polyps, which attach themselves to the jellyfish’s bottom or other surfaces.

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Latin Medusa

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medusa f (plural meduses)

  1. jellyfish

GalicianEdit

NounEdit

medusa f (plural medusas)

  1. jellyfish, medusa

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medusa f (plural meduse)

  1. (animals) A jellyfish.

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medusa f (plural medusas)

  1. (zoology) medusa (non-polyp form of a cnidarian)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medusa.

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  • IPA(key): /meˈdusa/, [meˈðusa]
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medusa f (plural medusas)

  1. jellyfish
    Synonyms: aguamala, aguamar, aguaviva

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