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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Encrinoidea  \En`cri*noid"e*a\,  n.  pl  [NL.  See  {Encrinus}  and 
  {-oid}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  That  order  of  the  Crinoidea  which  includes  most  of  the  living 
  and  many  fossil  forms,  having  jointed  arms  around  the  margin 
  of  the  oral  disk;  --  also  called  Brachiata  and  Articulata. 
  See  Illusts  under  {Comatula}  and  {Crinoidea}.