acraspeda definition

  • noun:
    • a team of acalephs that includes a lot of the larger jellyfish
  • noun-plural:
    • a team of acalephs, including the majority of the larger jellyfishes; the Discophora.
  • others:
    • The name distributed by Gegenbaur towards the acalephs appropriate; that is, to those jelly-fishes and sea-nettles the lobate border of whose disk isn't offered (with few exceptions, like in Aurelia) with a contractile marginal fold or velum: nearly synonymous with Discophora (which see): opposed to Craspedota. See cut-under acaleph.
55 votes

How would you define acraspeda?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!