plural noun

in some classifications
: a division of starfishes having the marginal plates inconspicuous and being nearly equal to the orders Spinulosa and Forcipulata combined
opposed to Phanerozonia

Word History


New Latin, from crypt- + Greek zōnē girdle + New Latin -ia

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“Cryptozonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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