Meaning of ophiuroid


Pronunciation: (of"ē-yoor'oid, ō"fē-), [key]
— n.
  1. any echinoderm of the subclass Ophiuroidea, including brittle stars, basket stars, and others, characterized by elongate arms radiating from the disk.
  1. of or pertaining to the subclass Ophiuroidea.
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