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noun

an echinoderm of the order Spatangoida, having an elongate, somewhat heart-shaped outer covering.

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Origin of heart urchin

First recorded in 1835–45
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heart urchin

noun

any echinoderm of the genus Echinocardium, having a heart-shaped body enclosed in a rigid spiny test: class Echinoidea (sea urchins)
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