- Cuvierian organs
(ECHINODERMATA: Holothuroidea)A few, or a tuft of long blind tubules extending from the base of the respiratory trees to the anus; ejected as sticky filaments to entangle possible predators; sometimes called \'cotton spinners\'.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.
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