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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.


(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]


(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]
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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and Yu, D.H., 2014 mpacts of microecological agent on growth, activity of digestive enzymes and water quality of Holothurian scabra.
Seawater temperature affects growth and egg development rate, and cues spawning in other holothurian species (Brockington & Clarke 2001, Lester et al.
According to a study by Khalfan al Rashdi and Michel Claereboudt, over 21 holothurian species have been recently recorded in the shallow waters of Oman.
discoveryi can look much like the holothurian Ypsilothuria bitentaculata (Ludwig, 1893), found at Ningaloo Reef off Western Australia (Byrne and O'Hara 2017).
The brown sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Ludwig, 1875) is the most important commercial holothurian species in Latin America (Purcell et al., 2012).
et sp., a copepod parasite of the holothurian, Cucumaria.
Developmental origin of the adult nervous system in a holothurian: an attempt to unravel the enigma of neurogenesis in echinoderms.
Efficacy of chemical markers and physical tags for large-scale release of an exploited holothurian. J.
Recently, due to the high-antimicrobial activity, QdNOs are also used in aquaculture, especially in holothurian culture [3].
Pawson, The holothurian fauna of Cook strait, New Zealand, Zoology Publications: Victoria University of Wellington, 1963.
Wang, "In vivo and in vitro antithrombus activities of depolymerized holothurian polysaccharides," International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol.