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 (hŏl′ə-tho͝or′ē-ən, -thyo͝or′-, hō′lə-)
[From Latin holothūria, water polyp, from Greek holothourion.]

hol′o·thu′ri·an adj.
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(Animals) any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, including the sea cucumbers, having a leathery elongated body with a ring of tentacles around the mouth
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Holothuroidea
[C19: from New Latin Holothūria name of type genus, from Latin: water polyp, from Greek holothourion, of obscure origin]
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(ˌhɒl əˈθʊər i ən, ˌhoʊ lə-)

1. any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, comprising the sea cucumbers.
2. of or belonging to the Holothuroidea.
[1835–45; < New Latin Holothuri(a) genus name (pl. of Latin holothūrium < Greek holothoúrion kind of zoophyte]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holothurian - echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feetholothurian - echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders
echinoderm - marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies
class Holothuroidea, Holothuroidea - class of echinoderms including the sea cucumbers
Holothuria edulis, trepang - of warm coasts from Australia to Asia; used as food especially by Chinese
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On two new genera of pea crabs parasitic in holothurians (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with notes on allied genera.
Uthicke, "Sediment bioturbation and impact of feeding activity of Holothuria (Halodeima) atra and Stichopus chloronotus, two sediment feeding holothurians, at Lizard Island, great barrier reef," Bulletin of Marine Science, vol.
Metal levels in eviscerated tissue of shallow water deposit- feeding holothurians, Journal of Hydrobiologia, 459: 19-26.
Aspects of the distribution, reproduction, growth and fishery potential of holothurians (Beche-de-mer) in the Papuan coastal lagoon.
Most sedimentivorous organisms are polychaetes, bivalve molluscs, holothurians, echinoids, tanaidaceans, or isopods.
The response by institutions and individuals, even to the manual on such an unpopular group as the holothurians [Pawson, 1977] has been amazing, and testifies to the value of your project.
Are Weddell Sea holothurians typical representatives of the Antarctic benthos?
- Suspension feeders comprise a taxonomically diverse group of organisms including bivalves, barnacles, holothurians, cnidarians, bryozoans, sponges, and tunicates.
Sedimertivorous activity, density and spatial distribution of the deposit-feeding holothurians Holothuria Mexicana Ludwing and Isostichopus badionotus Selenka.