brittle star definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous marine organisms associated with the class Ophiuroidea, associated with and resembling the starfish but having very long slim hands. Also called ophiuroid.
    • some of numerous echinoderms, of the course Ophiuroidea, that resemble starfish but long, slim arms that regenerate whenever snapped down
    • A name of sundry sand-stars, or ophiurians, from their particular fragility. See cuts under Astrophyton and star-fish.
    • an animal resembling a starfish with delicate whiplike arms radiating from a tiny central disk
    • an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike hands radiating from a little main disk
    • some of various marine organisms regarding the class Ophiuroidea, linked to and resembling the starfish but having very long slim hands. Also called ophiuroid.
    • some of various echinoderms, regarding the course Ophiuroidea, that resemble starfish and have very long, slender arms that regenerate whenever snapped off
    • A name of sundry sand-stars, or ophiurians, from their fragility. See cuts under Astrophyton and star-fish.
    • an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike hands radiating from a little central disc
    • an animal resembling a starfish with delicate whiplike arms radiating from a little main disk
  • others:
    • Any types of ophiuran starfishes. See ophiuroidea.
    • Any types of ophiuran starfishes. See ophiuroidea.

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