noun (plural ephyrae /-ˌrē/)Zoology
A larval jellyfish, after it has separated from the scyphistoma.
More example sentences
- Rhopalial statocysts in hydromedusae and in developing ephyrae of the scyphomedusa, Aurelia aurita, are known to be used for orientation or a ‘righting’ response.
- The strobila may look like a stack of saucers, the saucers being the immature medusae called ephyrae.
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