Echinodermata
Phylum of exclusively marine animals. The phylum is divided into 5 classes: the Asteroidea (starfish), the Echinoidea (sea urchins), the Ophiuroidea (brittle stars and basket stars), the Holothuroidea (the sea cucumbers) and the Crinoidea (sea lilies and feather stars).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Echinodermata — E*chi no*der ma*ta ([ e]*k[imac] n[ o]*d[ e]r m[.a]*t[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. echi^nos hedgehog, sea urchin + de rma, atos, skin.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom. By many writers it was formerly included in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Echinodermăta — (Echinodermiten), Stachelhäuter, Ordnung der Strahlthiere, mitkugelig , scheiben od. sternförmigem Körper, mit kalkigem, durch eine weiche Haut verbundenem Gerüste, oft mit Kalkstacheln besetzt; Mund oben od. unten, ohne besondere Fangarme; zur… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Echinodermata — Echinodermata, Stachelhäuter, ca. 6000 rezente, wesentlich mehr fossile, ausschließlich marine, stern , kugel oder walzenförmige Arten umfassender Stamm der ⇒ Deuterostomia. Auffallend ist die meist fünfstrahlige Radiärsymmetrie, die das… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Echinodermata — Échinodermes L …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Echinodermata —   Equinodermos estrellas de mar …   Wikipedia Español

  • Echinodermata — Stachelhäuter Schlangenstern Systematik Reich: Vielzellige Tiere (Metazoa) Abteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Echinodermata — noun radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers • Syn: ↑phylum Echinodermata • Hypernyms: ↑phylum • Member Holonyms: ↑Animalia, ↑kingdom Animalia, ↑animal kingdom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Echinodermata — …   Википедия

  • Echinodermata — См. echinoderms …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Echinodermata — A phylum of Metazoa that includes starfish, sea urchins, sea lilies, and other classes. All but the sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea) are basically radially symmetrical and most possess a calcareous endoskeleton with external spines. They inhabit the …   Medical dictionary

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