Comatulid
Comatulid Co*mat"u*lid, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any crinoid of the genus {Antedon} or allied genera. [1913 Webster]

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  • comatulid — [kō mach′o͞olə] n. pl. comatulae [kō mach′o͞olē΄kō mach′o͞o lid΄] n. [< ModL Comatulidae, name of the family (< L comatulus, having hair neatly curled, dim. of comatus,COMATE) + ID] FEATHER STAR: also comatula [kō mach′o͞olə] n. comatulae… …   English World dictionary

  • comatulid — /keuh mach euh lid/, n. a free swimming, stalkless crinoid; feather star. [1880 85; < NL Comatulidae, equiv. to Comatul(a) genus name (see COMATE2, ULE) + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • comatulid — co·mat·u·lid …   English syllables

  • comatulid — /kəˈmætʃəlɪd/ (say kuh machuhlid) noun any of the free swimming, stalkless crinoids of the genus Comatula or a related genus. {New Latin Comatulidae, the family containing the Comatula (New Latin, properly feminine of Latin comātulus, diminutive… …   Australian English dictionary

  • comatulid — noun free swimming stalkless crinoid with ten feathery arms; found on muddy sea bottoms • Syn: ↑feather star • Hypernyms: ↑crinoid • Member Holonyms: ↑Antedon, ↑genus Antedon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antedon — noun a genus of echinoderms of the family Antedonidae • Syn: ↑genus Antedon • Hypernyms: ↑echinoderm genus • Hyponyms: ↑Comatula, ↑genus Comatula • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather star — n. any of an order (Comatulida) of unattached, free swimming crinoids; comatulid …   English World dictionary

  • feather star — noun free swimming stalkless crinoid with ten feathery arms; found on muddy sea bottoms • Syn: ↑comatulid • Hypernyms: ↑crinoid • Member Holonyms: ↑Antedon, ↑genus Antedon …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Antedon — noun a genus of echinoderms of the family Antedonidae • Syn: ↑Antedon • Hypernyms: ↑echinoderm genus • Hyponyms: ↑Comatula, ↑genus Comatula • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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