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From Latin comatulus (having hair neatly curled), diminutive from coma hair.

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Comatula f

  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the class Crinoidea — feather stars, that, when young, are fixed by a stem to a surface, when adult, are detached and cling to seaweeds, etc., by their dorsal cirri.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.