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  • n. A kind of pillar-like spine with a flattened summit covered with minute spinules or granules, covering the surface of certain starfishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a peculiar kind of spines covering the surface of certain starfishes. They are pillarlike, with a flattened summit which is covered with minute spinules or granules. See Illustration in Appendix.

Etymologies

Latin paxillus ("peg") (Wiktionary)

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