This glossary contains definitions of scientific terms used in The Scyphozoan. If you cannot find a word you did not understand, please write to the webmaster, including the word and the URL for the page on which it occurs. We will add it to the glossary. Thank you!
- Ephyra: The earliest medusoid stage. pl. ephyrae. The ephyra is just a few millimeters in diameter, free swimming, and preys on smaller plankton.
Life-history: The development and growth of an individual organism often presented as a series of stages characteristic of a particular species or group of species. Reproduction by mature organisms begins the life-history again, leading to the idea of a life-cycle. See example.