echinoid

[ ih-kahy-noid, ek-uh-noid ]
/ ɪˈkaɪ nɔɪd, ˈɛk əˌnɔɪd /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the class Echinoidea, comprising mainly sea urchins and sand dollars.

noun

any echinoderm of the Echinoidea.

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Origin of echinoid

1850–55; < New Latin Echinoidea; see echinus, -oidea
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British Dictionary definitions for echinoid

echinoid
/ (ɪˈkaɪnɔɪd, ˈɛkə-) /

noun

any of the echinoderms constituting the class Echinoidea, typically having a rigid ovoid body. The class includes the sea urchins and sand dollars

adjective

of or belonging to this class
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