Definition of Brittle-star
1. Noun. An animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc.
Generic synonyms: Echinoderm
Group relationships: Ophiurida, Subclass Ophiurida
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brittle-star
Literary usage of Brittle-star
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Jelly-fish, star-fish and sea-urchins: Being a Research on Primitive Nervous by George John Romanes (1898)
"When a brittle-star is completely divided into two portions, ... An entire brittle-star when placed on its back after division of its nerve-ring is not able ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"0. brachiata, the Long-Armed Brittle-Star. This also is a rare species. 0. Belli», Daisy Brittle-Star. It is not uncommon on many parts of our coast, ..."
3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"In a sea urchin, a brittle star, or a feather star, this deposit is in the form of little plates, which build up a more or less rigid test; whereas in the ..."