Acalepha

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acalepha ak-a-lē′fa a class of Radiate marine animals, consisting of soft gelatinous substance. The name was first applied to the Jelly-fish tribe, but later was made to include the true Medusæ or jelly-fishes, and others
    • Acalepha Other forms are Acaleph and Acalephan
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Usage

In literature:

MOLLUSCA, RADIATA, AND ACALEPHAE.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
We caught this day several other Acalepha, two of which were of the wonderful genus DIPHYA.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
On this evening we placed a large number of acalepha in a bucket, and on agitating the water it became a mass of phosphorescent light.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
A class of Acalephae, including sea-anemones and sponges, was grouped with the Testacea.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
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