class Asteroidea

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Related to class Asteroidea: class Echinoidea
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Noun1.class Asteroidea - sea starsclass Asteroidea - sea stars        
Echinodermata, phylum Echinodermata - radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers
sea star, starfish - echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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All the features studied in the dermis of this starfish (including mechanical properties, ultrastructure, cholinergic control, and mass decrease) resembled those of holothurian body-wall dermis, which is the best studied material among catch connective tissues, and thus provided definitive evidence for the presence of catch connective tissue in the class Asteroidea.
The class Asteroidea is part of the phylum Echinodermata, which means "spiny skin.