Hol·​o·​thu·​ria | \ ˌhälōˈthu̇rēə, ˌhōl-\

Definition of Holothuria

1 : a Linnaean genus containing various rather wormlike aquatic animals (as some gephyreans and holothurians) originally thought to be modified mollusks
2 : a large cosmopolitan genus of holothurians that is the type of the family Holothuriidae and is characterized by the presence of scattered more or less papillate pedicels — compare trepang

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History and Etymology for Holothuria

New Latin, from Latin, a water polyp, from Greek holothourion

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