Definition of Genus Astrophyton
1. Noun. Includes many of the basket stars.
Generic synonyms: Echinoderm Genus
Group relationships: Euryalida, Subclass Euryalida
Member holonyms: Astrophyton Muricatum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Astrophyton
Literary usage of Genus Astrophyton
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 1841, 1842 by Ray Society (1845)
"The genus Astrophyton, with eight species, is the last; its arms are branched from the base, the margins of the mouth seem set with spine-like papillae, ..."
2. A history of British starfishes, and other animals of the class Echinodermata by Edward Forbes (1841)
"... to which they bear considerable resemblance, both in form and in habits. The genus Astrophyton of Link, called Euryale by Lamarck, ..."
3. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"From what has been said it may be seen that the genus Astrophyton and its allies differ in many respects from the st FIG. 361. ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... as of the genus Astrophyton. One species of gorgon's- head, A. scutatum, is called the Shetland argus. ..."
5. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"... but may not be carried or kicked. The game is popular with teams of both sexes. Basket Fish, a group of brittle starfish, genus Astrophyton. ordrr ..."