Encrinoidea

En`cri`noid´e`a


n. pl.1.(Zool.) That order of the Crinoidea which includes most of the living and many fossil forms, having jointed arms around the margin of the oral disk; - also called Brachiata and Articulata. See Illusts. under Comatula and Crinoidea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.