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  1. acalephae(Noun)

    A group of Cu0153lenterata, including the Medusu00E6 or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so called from the stinging power they possess. Sometimes called sea nettles.

  2. Origin: From acalephe, from ἀκαλήφη "stinging-nettle"

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  1. Acalephae

    a group of Coelenterata, including the Medusae or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so called from the stinging power they possess. Sometimes called sea nettles

  2. Origin: [NL., from Gr. , a nettle.]

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