astrophyton definition

  • noun:
    • The giant basket star, an earlier Mesozoic invertebrate.
    • A genus of ophiurans getting the hands much-branched.
    • The typical genus associated with the family Astrophytidæ, containing the gorgon's-head, basket-fish, or sea-basket, Astrophyton scutatum.
    • includes many of the container movie stars
    • The monster basket-star, an early on Mesozoic invertebrate.
    • A genus of ophiurans obtaining the arms much branched.
    • The typical genus of the family Astrophytidæ, containing the gorgon's-head, basket-fish, or sea-basket, Astrophyton scutatum.
    • includes most of the basket stars

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