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comatula


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comatula  \Co*mat"u*la\  (?;  135),  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  comatulus 
  having  hair  neatly  curled,  dim.  fr  coma  hair.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  crinoid  of  the  genus  {Antedon}  and  related  genera.  When 
  young  they  are  fixed  by  a  stem.  When  adult  they  become 
  detached  and  cling  to  seaweeds,  etc.,  by  their  dorsal  cirri; 
  --  called  also  {feather  stars}. 




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