crinoid definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different echinoderms for the class Crinoidea, such as the water lilies and feather movie stars, being described as a cup-shaped human body, feathery radiating hands, and often a stalk or clawlike framework with that they are able to affix to a surface.
    • among the numerous animals that make up the Crinoidea course; the feather star or "sea lily".
    • one of several Crinoidea; an encrinite; a stone-lily, sea-lily, lily-star, feather-star, or hair-star.
    • ancient echinoderms having five or more feathery hands radiating from a central disk
  • adjective:
    • Of or belonging to the Crinoidea.
    • Relating to or revealing the characteristics and popular features of the Crinoidea class.
    • Crinoidal.
    • of or associated with or of the course Crinoidea
  • others:
    • Of or regarding the Crinoidea; containing or consisting of crinoids; encrinital.

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