plural noun

: 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
adjective or noun

Word History


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

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“Dendrochirota.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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