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Asteroidea

[ as-tuh-roi-dee-uh ]
/ ˌæs təˈrɔɪ di ə /
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noun
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 astḗrstar) + -oidea-oidea
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