ambulacral

adjective

am·​bu·​la·​cral ˌam-byə-ˈla-krəl How to pronounce ambulacral (audio) -ˈlā- How to pronounce ambulacral (audio)
: of, relating to, or being any of the radial areas of echinoderms along which run the principal nerves, blood vessels, and elements of the water-vascular system
ambulacral grooves

Word History

Etymology

ambulacrum + -all entry 1

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambulacral was in 1811

Dictionary Entries Near ambulacral

Cite this Entry

“Ambulacral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambulacral. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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