Definition of feather star in English:

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feather star

noun

An echinoderm with a small disklike body, long feathery arms for feeding and movement, and short appendages for grasping the surface.
  • Order Comatulida, class Crinoidea.
Example sentences
  • After scaling a sea fan, the feather star might stay for a while, hanging on by means of tiny hooks called cirri.
  • Deep sea denizens such as the feather star inhabit caves in the wall.
  • I see utterly different creatures - prickly sea urchins, sausage-like bêche de mer, sea stars, brittle stars, and feather stars - and find science has discovered their close relationship within the phylum of the Echinoderms.

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Syllabification: feath·er star

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