aurelia definition

  • noun:
    • The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when showing a brilliant golden shade, as that a few of the butterflies.
    • A genus of jellyfishes. See discophora.
    • In entomology, the nymph, chrysalis, or pupa of a lepidopterous pest. See chrysalis.
    • [capitalized]A genus of pelagic discophorous Hydromedusæ, typical for the household Aureliidæ, described as having branched radial vessels as well as the side of the disk fringed with small tentacles.
    • The adult state of every medusa, or even the perfected phase of a medusiform zoöid.
    • The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a fantastic golden color, as that a number of the butterflies.
    • A genus of jellyfishes. See discophora.
    • In entomology, the nymph, chrysalis, or pupa of a lepidopterous pest. See chrysalis.
    • [capitalized]A genus of pelagic discophorous Hydromedusæ, typical of the family Aureliidæ, characterized by having branched radial vessels and the edge of the disk fringed with small tentacles.
    • The person state of every medusa, or perhaps the perfected phase of a medusiform zoöid.

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