Dendrochirota

plural noun

Den·​dro·​chi·​ro·​ta
ˌdendrōˌkīˈrōtə
: an order of holothurians having tube feet and tentacles which branch like a small tree and occurring in shallow water throughout the world but especially in temperate and cold regions
dendrochirote
-ˈkīˌrōt
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from dendr- + -chirota (from Late Greek chirōtos furnished with hands, from Greek cheir hand)

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“Dendrochirota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dendrochirota. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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