Definition of sand dollar in English:

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sand dollar

Pronunciation: /sand ˈdälər/


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A flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand, feeding on detritus.
  • Order Clypeasteroida, class Echinoidea: several genera and species, including the common sand dollar (Echinarachnius parma) found mostly along the coasts of North America and Japan.
Example sentences
  • This study examines skeleton remodelling and resorption in larvae of the common sand dollar Echinarachnius parma and the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis.
  • Scattered on the cloth are pinecones and seashells, a sand dollar, a starfish, a sea urchin.
  • The number of fresh grains encountered by the barrel-tipped podia can be dramatically increased by increasing the width of the test, relative to the overall size of the sand dollar.

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Syllabification: sand dol·lar

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