- designating or of a class (Crinoidea) of echinoderms, some of which are flowerlike in form and are anchored by a stalk, others of which are free-swimming
Origin of crinoidClassical Greek krinoeid?s, lilylike from krinon, lily + -eid?s, -oid
an animal of this class, as a sea lily or feather star
Any of various echinoderms of the class Crinoidea, including the sea lilies and feather stars, that are characterized by a cup-shaped body, feathery radiating arms, and either a stalk or a clawlike structure with which they are able to attach to a surface.
Origin of crinoidFrom New Latin Crinoīdea class name Greek krinon lily Greek -oeidēs -oid
(comparative more crinoid, superlative most crinoid)
- Relating to or sharing the qualities and features of the Crinoidea class.
From Ancient Greek κρίνον (krinon, “lily”) + -oid.