ophiuroid

[ of-ee-yoor-oid, oh-fee- ]
/ ˌɒf iˈyʊər ɔɪd, ˌoʊ fi- /

noun

any echinoderm of the subclass Ophiuroidea, including brittle stars, basket stars, and others, characterized by elongate arms radiating from the disk.

adjective

of or relating to the subclass Ophiuroidea.

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Origin of ophiuroid

1885–90; <New Latin Ophiuroidea the class, equivalent to Ophiur(a) the type genus (<Greek ophíoura, feminine of ophíouros serpent-tailed (ophí(s) snake + -ouros adj. derivative of ourá tail)) + -oidea-oidea
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