from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various marine organisms of the class Ophiuroidea, related to the starfishes and having slender, branching, interlaced arms. Also called basket fish.
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- n. Any of a suborder of brittle stars, mostly with many-branched arms, that live in deep-sea habitats.
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- n. any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
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