Definition of Phylum Echinodermata
1. Noun. Radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
Group relationships: Animal Kingdom, Animalia, Kingdom Animalia
Member holonyms: Echinoderm, Asteroidea, Class Asteroidea, Class Ophiuroidea, Ophiuroidea, Class Echinoidea, Echinoidea, Class Crinoidea, Crinoidea, Class Holothuroidea, Holothuroidea
Generic synonyms: Phylum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Echinodermata
Literary usage of Phylum Echinodermata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. General Zoology by Arthur Sperry Pearse (1917)
"CHAPTER XVIII phylum Echinodermata The name of this phylum means "spiny skin," and is fitting for most representatives. Echinoderms are radially symmetrical ..."
2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1910)
"... arrangement best showing the interrelations of the classes in the phylum Echinodermata in the light of the most recent knowledge: phylum Echinodermata. ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Phylum ECHINODERMATA. — STARFISHES, BRITTLE-STARS, SEA- URCHINS, SEA-CUCUMBERS, SEA-LILIES. Triploblastic, radially symmetrical animals ; usually five ..."