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(Animals) any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, occurring on the sea bottom and having five long slender arms radiating from a small central disc. See also basket-star
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|Noun||1.||brittle-star - an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc|
echinoderm - marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies