plural noun

: the most highly specialized order of starfishes, distinguished by possession of stalked forficulate pedicellariae with three ossicles

Word History


New Latin, from forcipula (diminutive of Latin forcip-, forceps) + -ata

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“Forcipulata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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