[am-byuh-lak-ruh m, -ley-kruh m]
- one of the radial areas in an echinoderm, as the sea urchin, bearing the tube feet by which the creature moves.
Origin of ambulacrum
1830–40; < New Latin, Latin: alley, walking place, equivalent to ambulā- (stem of ambulāre to walk) + -crum noun suffix denoting means
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- any of five radial bands on the ventral surface of echinoderms, such as the starfish and sea urchin, on which the tube feet are situated
C19: from Latin: avenue, from ambulāre to walk
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