Definition of Asteroidea

1. Noun. Sea stars.

Exact synonyms: Class Asteroidea
Group relationships: Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Member holonyms: Sea Star, Starfish
Generic synonyms: Class



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asteroidea

Aster dumosus
Aster ericoides
Aster falcatus
Aster linarifolius
Aster linosyris
Aster macrophyllus
Aster novae-angliae
Aster novi-belgii
Aster ptarmicoides
Aster shortii
Aster tripolium
Aster turbinellis
Asteridae
Asterix
Asterococcus
Asteroidea (current term)
Asterope
Astghik
Asthana
Asti
Astilbe biternata
Astilbe chinensis pumila
Astilbe japonica
Astley
Astlik
Aston
Astor
Astraea
Astraeus
Astragalus alpinus

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; ..."

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