Synonyms for medusa
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- 1. Medusa, Gorgon
- usage: (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus
- 2. medusa, medusoid, medusan, coelenterate, cnidarian
- usage: one of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles