(?), a. [Echinus + -oid.] (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the Echinoidea. -- n. One of the Echinoidea.
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(?), n. pl. [NL. See Echinus, and -oid.] (Zol.) The class Echinodermata which includes the sea urchins. They have a calcareous shell, usually more or less spheroidal or disk-shaped, composed of many united plates, and covered with movable spines. See Spatangoid, Clypeastroid.
[Written also Echinidea, and Echinoida.]

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(*k`n*z"), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'echi^nos an echinus + zw^,on an animal.] (Zol.) The Echinodermata.
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