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Meaning of pedicellaria

ped•i•cel•lar•i•a

Pronunciation: (ped"u-su-lâr'ē-u), [key]
— pl. -i•ae
  1. one of the minute pincerlike structures common to starfish and sea urchins, used for cleaning and to capture tiny prey.
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