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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various marine organisms of the class Ophiuroidea, related to and resembling the starfish but having long slender arms. Also called ophiuroid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of various echinoderms, of the class Ophiuroidea, that resemble starfish and have long, slender arms that regenerate when snapped off

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Any species of ophiuran starfishes. See ophiuroidea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of sundry sand-stars, or ophiurians, from their fragility. See cuts under Astrophyton and star-fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
  • n. an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc

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