Holothuria

noun Hol·o·thu·ria \ˌhälōˈthu̇rēə, ˌhōl-\

Definition of Holothuria

  1. 1 :  a Linnaean genus containing various rather wormlike aquatic animals (as some gephyreans and holothurians) originally thought to be modified mollusks

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of holothuria

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


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