Ephyra

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ephyra (Zoöl) A stage in the development of discophorous medusæ, when they first begin to swim about after being detached from the strobila. See Strobila.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ephyra Pl. ephyræ (-rē). One of the so-called Medusæ bifidæ; an attached or free-swimming lobate discoidal medusoid, resulting from transverse fission, by agamogenetic multiplication, in the scyphistoma stage, of the actinula of a discophorous hydrozoan. By the development of the ephyræ, and before these become detached, the young discophoran passes into the strobila stage. The word was used as a generic name before the character of the objects had been ascertained. Bee scyphistoma, strobila, and hydra tuba, under hydra.
    • n ephyra [capitalized] plural Same as Ephyromedusæ.
    • n ephyra [capitalized] A genus of geometrid moths. Ephyra punctaria is popularly known as the maiden's-blush; E. orbicularia is the dingy mocha; E. pendularia, the birch-mocha. Duponchel, 1829.
    • n ephyra [capitalized] A genus of crustaceans.
    • n ephyra [capitalized] A genus of dipterous insects.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. , an old name of Corinth

Usage

In literature:

He resided at Ephyra, in Peloponnesus, and was conspicuous for his craft.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
City: Corinth, originally Ephyra, with the ports of Lechaeum and Cenchreae; the former on the Corinthian, the latter on the Saronic gulf.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
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