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Any of various marine echinoderms of the order Ophiurida having long slender arms.
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any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, having the body composed of a central rounded disk from which radiate long, slender, fragile arms.
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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
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