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Definition of the noun echinoderm

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noun - plural: echinoderms

  1. marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: invertebrate = any animal lacking a backbone or notochord
    • more specific terms:
      • sea star / starfish = echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
      • brittle star / brittle-star / serpent star = an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
      • basket fish / basket star = any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
      • sea urchin = shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells
      • crinoid = primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
      • sea cucumber / holothurian = echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet
    • parts:
      • water vascular system = system of fluid-filled tubes used by echinoderms in locomotion and feeding and respiration
      • ambulacrum = one of the five areas on the undersurface of an echinoderm on which the tube feet are located
      • tube foot = tentacular tubular process of most echinoderms (starfish and sea urchins and holothurians) having a sucker at the end and used for e.g. locomotion and respiration
    • member of: Echinodermata / phylum Echinodermata = radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers

Phrases with Echinoderm

  1. echinoderm genus
  2. echinoderm family

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Echinoderm

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Google previewForm and Function in Developmental Evolution (2016)

Biology, Biological evolution by CTI Reviews

Echinoderm is the common name given to any member of the Phylum Echinodermata of marine animals.

Google previewThe Biolab Book (1989)

Twenty-Six Laboratory Exercises for Biology Students by Lundy Pentz

The Starfish The classic lab echinoderm is a starfish. Usually thought of as dried decorations for a beach house or a seafood restaurant, these star-shaped predators are of great economic importance (they eat a lot of seafood themselves ) and ...

Google previewLarvae and Evolution (2013)

Toward a New Zoology by Donald Williamson

The name echinoderm means spiny skin, and nearly all echinoderms do have calcareous spines. Some parts of the outer surface also bear soft, flexible podia, the tube-feet, which are connected to an internal system of fluid-filled canals, the ...

Google previewThe Origins of Larvae (2013)

by Donald Williamson

The name echinoderm means spiny skin, and nearly all echinoderms do have calcareous spines. Some parts of the outer surface also bear soft, flexible podia, the tube-feet, which are connected to an internal system of fluid-filled canals, the ...

Google previewCyclic Nucleotides (2012)

Part II: Physiology and Pharmacology by P. D. Kebabian, M. D. Nathanson

Since the echinoderm is a member of the Deuterostomia, to which the chordates also belong, this is in keeping with the possibility that epinephrine and norepinephrine may be the major phenylethylamine neurotransmitters in this evolutionary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immunobiology (2016)

Table 1 Echinoderm immune cell types Class Stage Cell types Functions Echinoidea Adult Discoidal Clearance; graft rejection; encapsulation; cytotoxic; healing; clotting Polygonal Small phagocytes Unknown Red spherule Peroxide ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

Echinoderm toxins. Among the *echinodermata, the stalked grasping organ ( pedicellaria) of isolated species of sea urchins and starfish may also serve as a poison weapon. The sea urchin Toxopneustes pileolus is much feared in East Asian ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Echinoderm. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 14, 2016, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinoderm. Ecological efficiency. In Wikipedia.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

FIGURE 2 Echinoderm ossicles made of calcium carbonate in the form of calcite. The unique porous structure is known as stereom. All images are from sea cucumber, Psolus chitonoides. The scale bars in A, B, and C are 100 (im, and the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2006)

by Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield, Pamela Khipple Mulligan

echinoderm belong to this subdivision. See Appendix A, Ani- malia, Eumetazoa, Bilateria, Protostomia, Coelo- mata, Articulata. echinoderm an animal with an external skeleton of calcareous plates and internal water-vascular system ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

eccentred caliper device ECF elevation correction factor Ech echinoderm ech echinoderm ECI ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

echinoderm proven very useful for estimating the magnitudes of historical earthquakes that occurred before the development of modern seismographs, since the Mercalli magnitude can be estimated from historical records. See also ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Astropecten polyacanthus, an asteroid echinoderm (starfish), on a sandy seafloor .

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Echinoderm Meaning

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Scrabble value of E1C3H4I1N1O1D2E1R1M3

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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