Carpoidea

plural noun Car·poi·dea \kärˈpȯidēə\

Definition of Carpoidea

  1. :  a small class (formerly an order of Cystoidea) of widely distributed Paleozoic echinoderms having a movable tail or stalk, a bilaterally compressed body, and no evident traces of radial symmetry

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of carpoidea

New Latin, from 1carp- + -oidea


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Carpoidea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!