from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of irregular seaurchins, flattened into a discoidal or shield-like shape, with the mouth central and furnished with a masticatory apparatus; the shield-urchins.
- In Gegenbaur's system of classification, a group of petalostichous Echinoida, represented by the genus Clypeaster and its relatives, as distinguished from the spatangoid sea-urchins. Also Clypeasteridæ, Clypeastroidea.
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