echinoderm

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From French échinoderme, corresponding to echino- +‎ -derm, after plural of 18th-century Latin echinoderma.

Noun[edit]

echinoderm (plural echinoderms)

  1. An animal of the phylum Echinodermata, comprising radially symmetric, spiny-skinned marine animals including seastars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, crinoids, and sand dollars. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 47:
      Many echinoderms are still bilateral as larvae, and swim freely in the ocean like baby fish.

Translations[edit]