Meaning of medusa

me•du•sa

Pronunciation: (mu-d'su, -zu, -dy'-), [key]
— pl. -sas, -sae
  1. a saucer-shaped or dome-shaped, free-swimming jellyfish or hydra.

Me•du•sa

Pronunciation: (mu-d'su, -zu, -dy'-), [key]
— pl. -sas.
  1. the only mortal of the three Gorgons. She was killed by Perseus, and her head was mounted upon the aegis of Zeus and Athena.
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