Pycnopodia

noun
Pyc·​no·​po·​dia | \ ˌpiknəˈpōdēə \

Definition of Pycnopodia

: a genus of starfishes (family Asteriidae) including only the large 20-rayed sunflower star (P. helianthoides) of the littoral zone of the western coast of North America

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New Latin, from pycn- + -podia

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“Pycnopodia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pycnopodia. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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