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crinoid

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noun cri·noid \ˈkrī-ˌnȯid\

Definition of crinoid

  1. :  any of a large class (Crinoidea) of echinoderms usually having a somewhat cup-shaped body with five or more feathery arms — compare feather star, sea lily

crinoid adjective


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Origin of crinoid

ultimately from Greek krinon lily


First Known Use: 1847


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