Definition of ambulacrum in English:
noun (plural ambulacra /-ˈlakrə, -ˈlākrə/)Zoology
(In a starfish or other echinoderm) each of the radially arranged bands, together with their underlying structures, through which the double rows of tube feet protrude.
- Furthermore, the placement of the ambulacra relative to the radials appears to be incorrect.
- It is contained by four rows of plates with the plates smaller along the dorsal side, probably indicating an ambulacrum.
- Four different groups of blastoids with moderately wide ambulacra evolved from groups with narrow ambulacra.
early 19th century: Latin, 'avenue', from ambulare 'to walk'.
- Example sentences
- The ambulacral grooves are narrow and the ambulacral ossicles are not exposed.
- In asteroids, the ambulacrals arch to form a deep ambulacral groove.
- Its wide ambulacral grooves and open filtration fan made it adapted for motile particle capture in a wide variety of environments.
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