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O`phi*u`ri*oi"de*a (?), O`phi*u*roi"de*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. serpent + tail + form.] [Zoology|Zool.]
A class of star-shaped echinoderms having a disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not grooved beneath and are often very fragile; -- called also [Ophiuroida] and [Ophiuridea]. See Illust. under [Brittle star].
© [Webster 1913].