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 […]
scyphoid scy·phoid (sī’foid’) adj. Having the shape of a cup.