Pentacrinoid Pen*tac"ri*noid, n. [Pentacrinus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) An immature comatula when it is still attached by a stem, and thus resembles a Pentacrinus. [1913 Webster]

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  • pentacrinoid — adj. [Gr. pente, five; krinon, lily] (ECHINODERMATA: Crinoidea) A larval stage following the cystidean stage that attaches to the substrate or adult crinoid and develops a crown of arms and cirri …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pentacrinoid — pen·tac·ri·noid …   English syllables

  • pentacrinoid — ˌnȯid noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Pentacrinus + English oid : a larval form of some crinoids (as members of the genus Antedon) resembling crinoids of the genus Pentacrinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • doliolaria larva — (ECHINODERMATA: Crinoidea) A free swimming bilaterally symmetrical larva of the crinoids and a post auricularia holothurian larva; characterized by possessing a large apical tuft and several (4 or 5) ciliated bands around the body; dipluerula;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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