Discophora Dis*coph"o*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? disk + ? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of acalephs or jellyfishes, including most of the large disklike species. -- {Dis*coph"o*rous}, a. [1913 Webster]

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