one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles
Syn: ↑medusa, ↑medusoid
Hypernyms: ↑coelenterate, ↑cnidarian
Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidaria, ↑phylum Cnidaria, ↑Coelenterata, ↑phylum Coelenterata

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