Definition of Crinoidea
1. Noun. Sea lilies.
Group relationships: Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Member holonyms: Crinoid, Genus Ptilocrinus, Ptilocrinus, Antedonidae, Family Antedonidae
Generic synonyms: Class
Definition of Crinoidea
1. n. pl. A large class of Echinodermata, including numerous extinct families and genera, but comparatively few living ones. Most of the fossil species, like some that are recent, were attached by a jointed stem. See Blastoidea, Cystoidea, Comatula.
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Literary usage of Crinoidea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. North American Geology and Palæontology for the Use of Amateurs, Students by Samuel Almond Miller (1889)
"New crinoidea, p. 14, Burlington Gr. Kio. а. ... New crinoidea, p. 2, and Bost. Jour. Nat. Hist., p. ..."
2. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"The origin of others will be traced in following the history of the Grade; and many of them will be more fully discussed under crinoidea, in which class ..."
3. The Wonders of Geology: Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell, Thomas Rupert Jones (1858)
"35. Zoophytes of the Oolite and Lias. 36. Corals of the Palaeozoic Formations. 37. Coralline Marbles. 38. The crinoidea. 39. Structure of the Crinol- dea. ..."
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)
"crinoidea.—The larva of Antedon is one of the most simply constructed of Echinoderm larvae. At first of fairly uniform, oval shape, it is subsequently ..."
5. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1894)
"The crinoidea discussed were for the most part described by Hall in 18(31, in n pamphlet entitled, "Descriptions of New Species of crinoidea from the ..."
6. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1841)
"This specimen has been corroded with acid, and consequently has lost the superficial Corrugations and in his admirable Monograph on crinoidea, p. 97. ..."