Definition of Ophiuroidea

1. Noun. Brittle stars and basket stars.

Exact synonyms: Class Ophiuroidea
Group relationships: Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Member holonyms: Ophiurida, Subclass Ophiurida, Euryalida, Subclass Euryalida
Generic synonyms: Class



Medical Definition of Ophiuroidea

1. A class of star-shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not grooved beneath and are often very fragile. Synonym: Ophiuroida and Ophiuridea. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Serpent + tail + form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophiuroidea

ophiophagy
ophite
ophites
ophitic
ophiuchus
ophiura
ophiuran
ophiurans
ophiuras
ophiurid
ophiurida
ophiurids
ophiurioid
ophiurioids
ophiuroid
ophiuroidea (current term)
ophiuroids
ophritis
ophryitis
ophryogenes
ophryon
ophryons
ophryosis
ophryospinal angle
ophthalm-
ophthalmalgia
ophthalmectomy
ophthalmia
ophthalmia eczematosa
ophthalmia neonatorum

Literary usage of Ophiuroidea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"Like the Asteroidea, they are " starfish," that is to say, they consist of a disc and of arms radiating from it; but the scientific name ophiuroidea really ..."

2. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1896)
"In many ophiuroidea, an embryonic condition of the apical system is retained in the adult, ... In some ophiuroidea a complete apical system is developed ..."

3. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Frederich Anton Heller von Hellwald, Elliott Coues (1884)
"There are two orders, Asteroidea and ophiuroidea. ... The ophiuroidea are a group of starfishes, characterized by a more or less sharply-defined central ..."

4. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"ophiuroidea.—Although the larva e of the ophiuroidea and Asteroidea are so different in shape, their metamorphosis presents a certain resemblance. ..."

5. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"ophiuroidea — BRITTLE-STARS Distinctive Characteristics. — Body flattened; arms distinct from disc; no caeca nor gonads in arms; no ambulacral groove? tor ..."

6. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"ophiuroidea. Brittle-stars. The brittle-stars resemble the starfish in form, but the five rays are greatly elongated and form slender, cylindrical arms, ..."

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