Aspidochirota

plural noun
As·​pi·​do·​chi·​ro·​ta | \ -ˌkīˈrōtə \

Definition of Aspidochirota

: an order of chiefly tropical holothurians having tube feet and having the branches of the tentacles confined to the tip where they form a more or less circular shield-shaped terminal disk

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History and Etymology for Aspidochirota

New Latin, from aspid- + Greek -cheirōta (neuter plural of -cheirōtos, from cheir hand)

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“Aspidochirota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aspidochirota. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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