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Noun1.Ophiurida - brittle stars
class Ophiuroidea, Ophiuroidea - brittle stars and basket stars
brittle star, brittle-star, serpent star - an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The last and least conspicuous common class of echinoderms on coral reefs is the Ophiurida, or brittle-stars.