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sea star

n.

star•fish

(ˈstɑrˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, having a radial body, usu. in the form of a star, with five or more arms radiating from a central disk.
Also called sea star.
[1530–40]
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Noun1.sea star - echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disksea star - echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central disk
echinoderm - marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies
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