Cystoidea

plural noun Cys·toid·ea \siˈstȯidēə\

Definition of Cystoidea

  1. :  a class of Paleozoic short-stemmed or stemless pelmatozoan echinoderms formerly considered an order of Crinoidea having the body commonly somewhat globular or egg-shaped and enclosed in calcareous plates that are usually pierced by a system of pores possibly respiratory in function

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Origin and Etymology of cystoidea

New Latin, from cyst- + -oidea


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