meaning of Acalephae

Acalephae meaning in General Dictionary

A group of Coelenterata, like the Medusae or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so named from the stinging energy they have. Often known as ocean nettles.


Acalephae meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) Several Coelenterata, such as the Medusae or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so-called from the stinging energy they possess. Occasionally called water nettles.