an echinoderm of the order Spatangoida, having an elongate, somewhat heart-shaped outer covering.
Origin of heart urchin
First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for heart urchin
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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