Scylla and Charybdis [(sil-uh; kuh-rib-dis)]
In classical mythology, Scylla was a horrible six-headed monster who lived on a rock on one side of a narrow strait. Charybdis was a whirlpool on the other side. When ships passed close to Scylla’s rock in order to avoid Charybdis, she would seize and devour their sailors. Aeneas, Jason, and Odysseus all had to pass between Scylla and Charybdis.
adjective 1. being in the shape of a cup; cup-shaped.
1. a combining form representing scyphus, in compound words: scyphiform.
adjective, Botany. 1. shaped like a cup or goblet. adjective 1. shaped like a cup or goblet: a scyphiform cell
noun, plural scyphistomae [sahy-fis-tuh-mee] /saɪˈfɪs təˌmi/ (Show IPA), scyphistomas. 1. a stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish or other scyphozoan when it is fixed in place and reproduces asexually to produce free-swimming medusas. noun (pl) -mae (-ˌmiː), -mas 1. a sessile hydra-like individual representing the polyp stage of scyphozoans. It produces forms which […]