ambulacral groove
(ECHINODERMATA: Asteroidea)
A groove or furrow bordered by large spines extending along the oral surface of each arm of sea stars, that contain two to four rows of small tubular projections called feet or podia.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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