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  1. the class comprising the starfishes.
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Origin of Asteroidea

< New Latin, equivalent to Aster(ias) a starfish genus (< Greek asterías starry, derivative of astḗr star) + -oidea -oidea
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  • The formation of the permanent Ophiuroid takes place in much the same way as in the Asteroidea.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour