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comatulid

[ kuh-mach-uh-lid ]
/ kəˈmætʃ ə lɪd /
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noun
a free-swimming, stalkless crinoid; feather star.
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Origin of comatulid

1880–85; <New Latin Comatulidae, equivalent to Comatul(a) genus name (see comate2, -ule) + -idae-id2

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British Dictionary definitions for comatulid

comatulid

comatula

/ (kəˈmætjʊlɪd) /

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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