Definition of Holothuroidea
1. Noun. Class of echinoderms including the sea cucumbers.
Group relationships: Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Member holonyms: Holothurian, Sea Cucumber, Family Holothuridae, Holothuridae
Generic synonyms: Class
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Literary usage of Holothuroidea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"The holothuroidea resemble Echinoidea in the fact that the radial canals of the ... and holothuroidea differ not only from Echinoidea, but from all other ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... holothuroidea, never permanently fixed to the sea bottom; water-vascular system with a circle of oral tentacles; more or less elongated along the ..."
3. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"Class V. holothuroidea. The sea cucumbers are most removed of any group from the typical echinoderm appearance. At the first glance, ..."
4. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"... the order is known to have survived the close of the Carboniferous epoch. ORDER VII.—holothuroidea. The last order of the Echinodermata is that of the ..."
5. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"... exceedingly problematical exception, no member of the order is known to have survived the close of the Carboniferous epoch. ORDER VII.—holothuroidea. ..."
6. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Frederich Anton Heller von Hellwald, Elliott Coues (1884)
"holothuroidea. The Holothurians or Sea Cucumbers are the least radiate and least typical of ... holothuroidea."
7. Economic Zoology: An Introductory Text-book in Zoology, with Special by Herbert Osborn (1908)
"CLASS holothuroidea Sea Cucumber. —These differ decidedly from the other groups of the Echinoderms, having a leathery, flexible body wall, and an elongated ..."
8. A Manual of Zoology for the Use of Students: With a General Introduction on by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1887)
"... with a leathery skin, in which calcareous grains, plates, oy ORDER holothuroidea.—Vermiform or slug-like Echino- j or spicules are developed. ..."