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star·fish

 (stär′fĭsh′)
n. pl. starfish or star·fish·es
Any of various marine echinoderms of the class Asteroidea, characteristically having a thick, often spiny body with five arms extending from a central disk. Also called asteroid, sea star.
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starfish

(ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, such as Asterias rubens, typically having a flattened body covered with a flexible test and five arms radiating from a central disc
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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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star·fish

(stär′fĭsh′)
Any of various invertebrate sea animals having a star-shaped body usually with five arms. The arms have rows of little suckers on the undersides, called tube feet, with which the animal moves around and grasps prey. Starfish are echinoderms, related to the sea urchins.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.starfish - echinoderms characterized by five arms extending from a central diskstarfish - 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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Translations
نَجْم البَحْر، قِنْديل البَحْر
hvězdice
søstjerne
meritähti
tengeri csillag
krossfiskursæstjarna
ヒトデ
불가사리
jūrų žvaigždė
hviezdica
sjöstjärna
deniz yıldızıdenizyıldızı

starfish

[ˈstɑːfɪʃ] N (starfish (starfishes (pl))) → estrella f de mar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

starfish

[ˈstɑːrfɪʃ] nétoile f de merstar-gazer stargazer [ˈstɑːrgeɪzər] n (= astronomer, astrologer) → astronome mfstar-gazing stargazing [ˈstɑːrgeɪzɪŋ] n (= astronomy, astrology) → astronomie f
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starfish

[ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ] nstella di mare
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star

(staː) noun
1. the fixed bodies in the sky, which are really distant suns. The Sun is a star, and the Earth is one of its planets.
2. any of the bodies in the sky appearing as points of light. The sky was full of stars.
3. an object, shape or figure with a number of pointed rays, usually five or six, often used as a means of marking quality etc. The teacher stuck a gold star on the child's neat exercise book; a four-star hotel.
4. a leading actor or actress or other well-known performer eg in sport etc. a film/television star; a football star; (also adjective) She has had many star rôles in films.
verbpast tense, past participle starred
1. to play a leading role in a play, film etc. She has starred in two recent films.
2. (of a film etc) to have (a certain actor etc) as its leading performer. The film starred Elvis Presley.
ˈstardom noun
the state of being a famous performer. to achieve stardom.
ˈstarry adjective
full of or shining like stars. a starry night; starry eyes.
ˈstarfish noun
a type of small sea creature with five points as arms.

ˈstarfruit

a juicy, yellow, oblong, tropical fruit, which, when cut across, is start-shaped.
ˈstarlight noun
the light from the stars.
ˈstarlit adjective
bright with stars. a starlit night.
star turn
the most successful or spectacular performance or item (in a show etc). The acrobats were the star turn of the evening.
see stars
to see flashes of light as a result of a hard blow on the head.
thank one's lucky stars
to be grateful for one's good luck.
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The reaction of two starfishes, Patiria miniata and Asterias forhesi, to foreign tissue in the coelom.
They monitored the starfishes' behaviour from the surface and found that while starfish with intact eyes head towards the direction of the reef, starfish without eyes walk randomly.
"Any attempts to control these outbreaks will be futile without also addressing the root cause of outbreaks, including loss of starfish predators as well as increased nutrients that provide food for larval starfishes," they said.