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crinoidea


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crinoidea  \Cri*noid"e*a\  (kr>isl/*noid"[-e]*[.a]),  n.  pl  [NL., 
  from  Gr  kri`non  lily  +  -oid:  cf  F.  crino["i]de.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  class  of  Echinodermata,  including  numerous  extinct 
  families  and  genera,  but  comparatively  few  living  ones.  Most 
  of  the  fossil  species,  like  some  that  are  recent,  were 
  attached  by  a  jointed  stem.  See  {Blastoidea},  {Cystoidea}, 
  {Comatula}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Crinoidea 
  n  :  sea  lilies  [syn:  {Crinoidea},  {class  Crinoidea}] 




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