Definition of Ophiuroidea
1. Noun. Brittle stars and basket stars.
Group relationships: Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Member holonyms: Ophiurida, Subclass Ophiurida, Euryalida, Subclass Euryalida
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Ophiuroidea
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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, ..."