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 (ŏf′ē-yo͝or′oid, ō′fē-)
Any of various echinoderms in the class Ophiuroidea, which includes the basket stars and the brittle stars.

[From New Latin Ophiūroīdea, class name : Ophiūra, type genus (Greek ophis, snake + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots) + Greek -oeidēs, -oid.]


(Zoology) of or similar to an ophiura
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Similar 2b-RAD work on the circumpolar ophiuroid Ophionotus victoriae revealed four distinct populations that were geographically structured and may represent multiple species (Galaska et al.
Pettibone (1993) mentioned that the dorsal tubercles were quite similar to the ophiuroid upon which the specimens were found.
Thermotolerance and the effects of hypercapnia on the metabolic rate of the ophiuroid Ophionereis schayeri: inferences for survivorship in a changing ocean.
Use of refuges by the ophiuroid Ophiopholis aculeate: contrasting effects of substratum complexity on predation risk from two predators.
Evolution of maternal provisioning in ophiuroid echinoderms: characterisation of egg composition in planktotrophic and lecithotrophic developers.
The gobies seen in our study tended to show neither a strong association with any substratum type (and their associated biota), nor were they linked to areas with a rich ophiuroid fauna (Tables 4 and 6).
2006), then in such conditions this species may survive better by increasing the rates of both calcification and metabolism, as, for example, has been shown recently in the ophiuroid brittlestar Amphiura filiformis (Wood et al.
Juxtaligamental system of the disc and oral frame of the ophiuroid Amphipholis kochii (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) and its role in autotomy.