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Definition of the noun echinoderm

What does echinoderm mean as a name of something?

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 previewCape Cod Wildlife (2012)

A History of Untamed Forests, Seas, and Shores by Theresa M. Barbo

An exclusively marine group of animals are the echinoderms. This interesting group of animals has a strong ability to regenerate lost limbs. The most well- known echinoderm is the sea star (Asterias vulgaris). Sea stars, or starfish, are usually ...

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 previewBiology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology (2006)

by Cecie Starr

Echinoderm means spiny skinned. The body wall of these coelomate animals has spines, spicules, or plates of calcium carbonate. Included in this marine group are sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and sea lilies ( crinoids).

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 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 (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

echinoderm an animal with an external skeleton of calcareous plates and internal water—vascular system (starfish, sea urchins, sea lilies, sea cucumbers, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (2016)

Echinoderm. Larval. Skeleton. The previous section focused on identifying evolutionary changes that alter...

echinoderm pluteus larva, which has been a model for developmental, evolutionary, and ecological studies for over a century ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

Pisaster Echinoderm of the Class Asteroidea, a starfish. pisatin Phytoalexin produced by peas. PIST A protein (Golgi-associated PDZ and coiled-coil motif- containing protein, PDZ protein interacting specifically with TC10, 462aa) involved in ...

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 previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

echinoderm above 7 on the Richter scale are considered severe. The famous earthquake that flattened San Francisco in 1906 had a magnitude of 7.8. upper mantle lower mantle focus surface waves primary waves secondary waves Primary ...

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 Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Several ecologically important keystone echinoderm species exhibit boom and bust cycles in population density, including sea urchins (Diadema) and the crown of thorns sea star (Acanthaster planci) (see section). Echinoderms provide ...

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Small photo of Graeffe's sea cucumber (Bohadschia graeffei, holothurian, echinoderm)Small photo of starfish; echinodermSmall photo of saltwater fish named starfish or sea star, from echinoderm Asteroidea family, on a rock inside ocean waterSmall photo of The spines of a Crown-of-Thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) protect the animal from potential predators. This echinoderm feeds exclusively on living corals.Small photo of The spines of a Crown-of-Thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) protect the animal from potential predators. This echinoderm feeds exclusively on living corals.Small photo of starfish; echinodermSmall photo of starfish; echinoderm More...

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Echinoderm Meaning

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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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