crinoid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek krinon lily Date: 1847 any of a large class (Crinoidea) of echinoderms usually having a somewhat cup-shaped body with five or more feathery arms — compare feather star, sea lilycrinoid adjective

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  • crinoid — CRINOÍD s. v. crin de mare. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  crinoíd s. n., pl. crinoíde Trimis de siveco, 19.03.2005. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CRINOÍD crinoide n. 1) la pl. Clasă de animale echinoderme în formă de floare… …   Dicționar Român

  • Crinoid — Cri noid (kr[imac] noid), a. [See {Crinoidea}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Crinoidal. n. One of the Crinoidea. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crinoid — 1836, Latinized from Gk. krinoeides lily like, from krinon lily (a foreign word of unknown origin) + oeides like (see OID (Cf. oid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • crinoid — [krī′noid΄, krin′oid΄] adj. [Gr krinoeidēs, lilylike < krinon, lily + eidēs, OID] 1. lily shaped 2. designating or of a class (Crinoidea) of echinoderms, some of which are flowerlike in form and are anchored by a stalk, others of which are… …   English World dictionary

  • Crinoid — Crinoids Temporal range: Ordovician Recent …   Wikipedia

  • crinoid — crinoidal, adj. /kruy noyd, krin oyd/, n. 1. any echinoderm of the class Crinoidea, having a cup shaped body to which are attached branched, radiating arms, comprising the sea lilies, feather stars, and various fossil forms. adj. 2. belonging or… …   Universalium

  • crinoid — 1. noun One of the numerous animals that make up the Crinoidea class; the feather star or sea lily . 2. adjective Relating to or sharing the qualities and features of the Crinoidea class …   Wiktionary

  • crinoid — [ krɪnɔɪd, krʌɪnɔɪd] noun Zoology an echinoderm of a class (Crinoidea) that comprises the sea lilies and feather stars. Derivatives crinoidal nɔɪd(ə)l adjective Origin mod. L. Crinoidea, from Gk krinoeidēs lily like , from krinon lily …   English new terms dictionary

  • crinoid — cri·noid …   English syllables

  • crinoid — cri•noid [[t]ˈkraɪ nɔɪd, ˈkrɪn ɔɪd[/t]] n. 1) ivt any echinoderm of the class Crinoidea, having a cup shaped body with branched radiating arms, comprising the sea lilies and feather stars 2) lilylike • Etymology: 1825–35; < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

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