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Any of numerous crinoids of the order Comatulida, having a free-swimming, stalkless adult stage with branched feathery arms. Also called comatulid.
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(Animals) any free-swimming crinoid echinoderm of the genus Antedon and related genera, living on muddy sea bottoms and having ten feathery arms radiating from a small central disc
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|Noun||1.||feather star - free-swimming stalkless crinoid with ten feathery arms; found on muddy sea bottoms|
crinoid - primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
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