adambulacral

adjective
ad·​am·​bu·​la·​cral | \ ¦a-ˌdam-byə-¦lā-krəl, -ˈla- \

Definition of adambulacral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: adjacent to the ambulacra

adambulacral

noun
ad·​am·​bu·​la·​cral | \ ¦a-ˌdam-byə-¦lā-krəl, -ˈla- \
plural -s

Definition of adambulacral (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of a series of ossicles lying along the ambulacral grooves of starfishes

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First Known Use of adambulacral

Adjective

1854, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adambulacral

Adjective

ad- + New Latin ambulacrum + English -al

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“Adambulacral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adambulacral. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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