noun (plural ephyrae /-riː/)Zoology
A larval jellyfish, after separation 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.
mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek Ephura, denoting a Nereid and an Oceanid.
Definition of ephyra in:
- The US English dictionary