Cyphonautes

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cyphonautes (Zoöl) The free-swimming, bivalve larva of certain Bryozoa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyphonautes The larva of a gymnolæmatous polyzoan of the genus Membranipora: formerly mistaken for a distinct organism, and referred to a special genus of rotifers by Ehrenberg.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. bent + sailor