Echinoderm E*chin"o*derm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Echinodermata. [1913 Webster]

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  • echinoderm — ECHINODÉRM, echinoderme, s.n. (La pl.) Încrengătură de animale marine nevertebrate, cu schelet extern calcaros format din plăci, şi care se mişcă cu ajutorul ambulacrelor; (şi la sg.) animal care face parte din această încrengătură. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • echinoderm — 1835, from Mod.L. Echinodermata, name of the phylum that includes starfish and sea urchins, from Gk. ekhinos sea urchin, originally porcupine, hedgehog (see ECHIDNA (Cf. echidna)) + derma (gen. dermatos) skin (see DERMA (Cf. derma)); so called… …   Etymology dictionary

  • echinoderm — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ a marine invertebrate of a large group (the phylum Echinodermata) including starfishes, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. ORIGIN from Greek ekhinos hedgehog, sea urchin + derma skin …   English terms dictionary

  • echinoderm — [ē kī′nō dʉrm΄, ek′i nōdʉrm΄] n. [< ModL Echinodermata: see ECHINO & DERM] any of a phylum (Echinodermata) of marine animals with a water vascular system, and usually with a hard, spiny skeleton and radial body, including the starfishes and… …   English World dictionary

  • echinoderm — /i kuy neuh derrm , ek euh neuh /, n. any marine animal of the invertebrate phylum Echinodermata, having a radiating arrangement of parts and a body wall stiffened by calcareous pieces that may protrude as spines and including the starfishes, sea …   Universalium

  • Echinoderm — Stachelhäuter Schlangenstern Systematik Reich: Vielzellige Tiere (Metazoa) Abteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • echinoderm — noun Etymology: New Latin Echinodermata, phylum name, from echin + dermata (ultimately from Greek derma skin) Date: 1835 any of a phylum (Echinodermata) of radially symmetrical coelomate marine animals including the starfishes, sea urchins, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • echinoderm — noun Any member of the Echinodermata, a group of radially symmetric, spiny skinned marine animals. Examples of echinoderms include seastars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, crinoids, and sand dollars …   Wiktionary

  • echinoderm — A member of the phylum Echinodermata. * * * echi·no·derm (e kiґno dərm) any animal of the phylum Echinodermata …   Medical dictionary

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