Astropecten

noun
As·​tro·​pec·​ten | \ ˌastrōˈpektə̇n \

Definition of Astropecten

: a large genus of chiefly tropical starfishes of shallow water that are markedly stellate in form with the disk and arms flat, the largest species being a foot or more across

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History and Etymology for Astropecten

New Latin, from astr- + Latin pecten comb

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“Astropecten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Astropecten. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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