a free-swimming, stalkless crinoid; feather star.
Origin of comatulid
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noun plural -lids or -lae (-liː)
any of a group of crinoid echinoderms, including the feather stars, in which the adults are free-swimming
Word Origin for comatulid
C19: from New Latin Comatulidae, from Comatula type genus, from Latin comātus hairy
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