Definition of Hydromedusa

1. n. Any medusa or jellyfish which is produced by budding from a hydroid. They are called also Craspedota, and naked-eyed medusæ.



Definition of Hydromedusa

1. Noun. The South American snake-necked turtle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydromedusa

1. [n -SAE]

Medical Definition of Hydromedusa

1. Origin: NL. See Hydra, and Medusa. Any medusa or jellyfish which is produced by budding from a hydroid. They are called also Craspedota, and naked-eyed medusae. Such medusae are the reproductive zooids or gonophores, either male or female, of the hydroid from which they arise, whether they become free or remain attached to the hydroid colony. They in turn produce the eggs from which the hydroids are developed. The name is also applied to other similar medusae which are not known to bud from a hydroid colony, and even to some which are known to develop directly from the eggs, but which in structure agree essentially with those produced from hydroids. See Hydroidea, and Gymnoblastea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Hydromedusa Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Hydromedusa Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydromedusa

hydromancers
hydromancie
hydromancies
hydromancy
hydromania
hydromanias
hydromantic
hydromantie
hydromanty
hydrombobomkulite
hydromechanical
hydromechanically
hydromechanics
hydromedusa (current term)
hydromedusae
hydromel
hydromellone
hydromellonic acid
hydromels
hydromeningocele
hydrometallated
hydrometallation
hydrometallations
hydrometallurgical
hydrometallurgically
hydrometallurgy
hydrometeor
hydrometeorological

Literary usage of Hydromedusa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Comparative Physiology of the Brain and Comparative Psychology by Jacques Loeb (1900)
"EXPERIMENT IN DIVIDING A hydromedusa. this is due to the presence of Ca ions in these liquids. If the muscle be put into a pure ..."

2. Catalogue of the Tortoises, Crocodiles, and Amphisbænians, in the Collection by British Museum (Natural History), John Edward Gray (1844)
"Dum. et Bib. E. Gen. ii.. Gray, Syn. 42. a, b. Half grown and young, in spirits. Brazils. From MP Clausen's collections. The YELLOW-LIPPED hydromedusa. ..."

3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1905)
"When the head of hydromedusa is to be protected, the neck is bent first toward one side, then toward the opposite side. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1893)
"... peculiarity which separates it widely from its allied forms, Chelys and Chelodina. In hydromedusa the posterior nasal openings are of enormous size and ..."

5. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1881)
"... to the hydromedusa type, made by Haeckel (' Sitzungsber. der ... cavity) of hydromedusa; ; and the question presents itself as to whether the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Hydromedusa

Search for Hydromedusa on Dictionary.com!Search for Hydromedusa on Thesaurus.com!Search for Hydromedusa on Google!Search for Hydromedusa on Wikipedia!

Search