Definition of basket star in English:

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basket star

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A brittlestar having branched arms.
  • Genus Gorgonocephalus, family Gorgonocephalidae: several species, including the large G. eucnemis.
Example sentences
  • The basket star, looking more like a soft coral with its delicate branching arms, reaches out into the current in search of its next meal.
  • Ophiuroids are a large group of echinoderms that includes the brittle stars and basket stars (Euryalida).
  • By contrast with other echinoderm species, basket stars are unknown in storm drift lines.

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Syllabification: bas·ket star

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