Definition of Asteroidea
1. Noun. Sea stars.
Group relationships: Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Member holonyms: Sea Star, Starfish
Generic synonyms: Class
Lexicographical Neighbors of Asteroidea
Literary usage of Asteroidea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"CLASS I. Asteroidea — STARFISHES Little need be said of the Asteroidea beyond what has ... The distinctive characteristics of the Asteroidea are as follows: ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"CLASS D, Asteroidea (STARFISHES) Body free, star-shaped, with a central disk and hollow arms (usually ... Asteroidea range from the Cambrian to the present. ..."
3. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"It is a question as to which group of Echinoderma is the most primitive, but ease of treatment makes it best to begin with the Asteroidea. Fie. 283. ' FIG. ..."
4. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"Asteroidea. (Sea.Stars, Brittle Stars.) Char.—Body free, radiate; integument hardened by calcareous pieces, and more or less armed with spines; ..."