Definition of Echinodermata

1. Noun. Radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers.

Definition of Echinodermata

1. n. pl. One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom. By many writers it was formerly included in the Radiata.

Medical Definition of Echinodermata

1. Phylum of exclusively marine animals. The phylum is divided into 5 classes: the Asteroidea (starfish), the Echinoidea (sea urchins), the Ophiuroidea (brittle stars and basket stars), the Holothuroidea (the sea cucumbers) and the Crinoidea (sea lilies and feather stars). (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Echinodermata

Echeneis naucrates
Echidnophaga gallinacea
Echinocactus grusonii
Echinochloa crusgalli
Echinochloa frumentacea
Echinus esculentus
Echium vulgare
Echovirus 28
Eck fistula
Ecker's fissure
Eco47II methyltransferase

Literary usage of Echinodermata

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"... in echinodermata.t—In dealing with a small collection from Point de Galle, Professor F. Jeffrey Bell describes a specimen of ..."

2. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"echinodermata.* Marine animals with a radially symmetrical, five-rayed body, ... "echinodermata," by WN Lockington, Stand. Nat. Hist., Vol. 1, 1888. ..."

3. Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 1841, 1842 by Ray Society (1845)
"echinodermata. ZOOLOGISTS and Physiologists have, last year, directed much of their attention to the echinodermata (upon which there has been no report in ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"The echinodermata are the most complicated animals of this division. ... We divide the echinodermata into two orders: those furnished with feet or at least ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"PHYLUM VIII, echinodermata TYPICALLY radially symmetrical marine animals with a skeleton of calcareous plates or spicules embedded in the skin. ..."

6. Ocean World ...: A Description of the Sea & Its Living Inhabitants by Louis Figuier (1869)
"Ep, Is their "Natural History of the echinodermata," Messrs. ... The organization of the echinodermata is the most perfect of all the zoophytes, ..."

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