Ophiurioidea
Ophiurioidea O`phi*u`ri*oi"de*a, Ophiuroidea O`phi*u*roi"de*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'o`fis serpent + 'oyra` tail + e'i^dos form.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of star-shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not grooved beneath and are often very fragile; -- called also {Ophiuroida} and {Ophiuridea}. See Illust. under {Brittle star}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ophiuridea — Ophiurioidea O phi*u ri*oi de*a, Ophiuroidea O phi*u*roi de*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. o fis serpent + oyra tail + e i^dos form.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of star shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiuroida — Ophiurioidea O phi*u ri*oi de*a, Ophiuroidea O phi*u*roi de*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. o fis serpent + oyra tail + e i^dos form.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of star shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiuroidea — Ophiurioidea O phi*u ri*oi de*a, Ophiuroidea O phi*u*roi de*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. o fis serpent + oyra tail + e i^dos form.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of star shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiuran — O phi*u ran, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Ophiurioidea. n. One of the Ophiurioidea. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiurioid — O phi*u ri*oid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Ophiurioidea. n. One of the Ophiurioidea. [Written also {ophiuroid}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ophiuroid — Ophiurioid O phi*u ri*oid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Ophiurioidea. n. One of the Ophiurioidea. [Written also {ophiuroid}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiurida — O phi*u ri*da, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Ophiurioidea}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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