Definition of Scyphistoma

1. n. The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.



Definition of Scyphistoma

1. Noun. (zoology) The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian. ¹

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Definition of Scyphistoma

1. [n -MAE or -MAS]

Medical Definition of Scyphistoma

1. The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian. (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scyphistoma

scyen
scyence
scyes
scyllaea
scyllarian
scyllarians
scyllite
scyllo-inosamine 4-kinase
scymetar
scymetars
scyon
scypha
scyphate
scyphi
scyphiform
scyphistoma (current term)
scyphistomae
scyphistomas
scyphistomata
scyphobranchii
scyphoid
scyphomeduse
scyphophori
scyphozoan
scyphozoans
scyphus
scytale
scytales
scytalone
scytalone dehydratase

Literary usage of Scyphistoma

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"12). The uppermost saucers of the pile become detached successively and swim off. In this state the scyphistoma is termed a ..."

2. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Frederich Anton Heller von Hellwald, Elliott Coues (1884)
"In the growth of the scyphistoma, that part of the free end of the larva situated inside the circle of tentacles, and in which the mouth lies, ..."

3. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"The scyphistoma may remain as such for some time, during which it reproduces by budding, and in some localities it may be found in great numbers on seaweeds ..."

4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"STRUCTURE OF THE scyphistoma.—The gastrula, formed by invagination from the blastula, having been converted into a closed sac by coalescence of the lips of ..."

5. Outlines of zoology by John Arthur Thomson (1895)
"scyphistoma elongates, and displays a succession of annular constrictions. ... From the fertilised ovum a fixed asexual scyphistoma results. ..."

6. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"The eight-armed scyphistoma soon produces eight fresh tentacles (Fig. 132 e), which succeed one another in irregular succession, and alternate with the ..."

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