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Ophiuroidea

ophiuroidea
(Science: zoology) A class of star-shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not grooved beneath and are often very fragile.
Synonym: Ophiuroida and Ophiuridea.
Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Serpent – tail – form.


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