Asterias
Asterias As*te"ri*as, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? starred, fr. 'asth`r star.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of echinoderms. [1913 Webster]

Note: Formerly the group of this name included nearly all starfishes and ophiurans. Now it is restricted to a genus including the commonest shore starfishes. [1913 Webster]


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  • asterias — aˈstirēəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, starred, from aster , astēr : a genus of echinoderms formerly comprising nearly all starfishes and ophiurans but now restricted to certain typical starfishes including the common …   Useful english dictionary

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