Asteroidea

[ as-tuh-roi-dee-uh ]
/ ˌæs təˈrɔɪ di ə /

noun

the class comprising the starfishes.

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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