plural noun Den·dro·chi·ro·ta \ˌdendrōˌkīˈrōtə\

Definition of Dendrochirota

  1. :  an order of holothurians having tube feet and tentacles which branch like a small tree and occurring in shallow water throughout the world but especially in temperate and cold regions


\-ˈkīˌrōt\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of dendrochirota

New Latin, from dendr- + -chirota (from Late Greek chirōtos furnished with hands, from Greek cheir hand) — more at chir-

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to cast off or become cast off

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