Origin: < ModL Comatulidae, name of the family (< L comatulus, having hair neatly curled, dim. of comatus, comate) + -id
See comatulid in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. co·mat·u·lids also co·mat·u·lae (-lē)
Origin: From New Latin Comātulidae, former family name
Origin: , from Late Latin comātulus, having neatly curled hair
Origin: , from Latin comātus, having long hair; see comate1.