noun (plural scyphistomae /-miː/ or scyphistomas)Zoology
The fixed polyp-like stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish, which reproduces asexually by budding (strobilation).
More example sentences
- A larva metamorphoses into a small polyp termed the scyphistoma.
late 19th century: from Latin scyphus 'cup' + Greek stoma 'mouth'.
Definition of scyphistoma in:
- The US English dictionary