Pelmatozoa

plural noun Pel·ma·to·zoa \ˌpelmətəˈzōə\

Definition of Pelmatozoa

  1. :  a subphylum or other division of Echinodermata comprising the crinoids, cystoids, blastoids, and edrioasteroids — compare eleutherozoa

pelmatozoan

adjective or noun

pelmatozoic

\-zōik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pelmatozoa

New Latin, from pelmato- (from Greek pelmat-, pelma sole of the foot) + -zoa


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