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- proper n. A taxonomic class within the superclass Asterozoa — the starfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of echinoderms, the starfishes: so called from their star-like form.
- A class of echinoderms, containing the sand-stars or ophiurians together with the starfishes, and more or less exactly equivalent to Stellerida (which see).
- Same as Alcyonaria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sea stars
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The outline of the body is akin with Asteroidea for ophiuroids have 5 arms which is connected with a central disk.