• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Articulata A subdivision of the Crinoidea.
    • Articulata One of the four subkingdoms in the classification of Cuvier. It has been much modified by later writers.
    • Articulata One of the subdivisions of the Brachiopoda, including those that have the shells united by a hinge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • articulata In zoology, a name variously applied. , In Cuvier's system of classification, the third prime division of the animal kingdom, including all segmented invertebrates in which the body is made up of a series of rings (metameres), is endowed with a ganglionated nervous system, and possesses distinct respiratory organs. It is divided into five classes, Crustacea, Arachnida, Insecta, Myriapoda, and Annelides. This division corresponds to the Annulosa of some zoologists, but neither of these terms is now recognized by leading naturalists. Cuvier's first four classes of Articulata are now made the phylum Arthropoda, while his Annelides are referred to another phylum, Vermes
    • articulata An order of the Crinoidea which includes all recent and later fossil forms of this class, characterized by having the mouth and food-grooves exposed or suprategminal and the lower brachial plates incorporated into the calyx.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Articulata är-tik-ū-lā′ta one of the great primary divisions of the animal kingdom, according to Cuvier, including those animals of which the body is divided into a number of distinct joints—viz. the higher worms or Annelids, and also the Insects, Crustaceans, Arachnids, and Myriopods.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Neut. pl. from L. articulatus, furnished with joints, distinct, p. p. of articulare,. See Article (v.)


In literature:

Articulata, list of, 485.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
He divided animals into four great subkingdoms: Vertebrates, Mollusca, Articulata, Radiata.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
The old articulata abound in marks of ingenious mechanical contrivance.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
The articulata present structures and a mode of action illustrating in a striking manner the nervous system of man.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
The name Articulata, introduced by Cuvier, has not been retained by subsequent writers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
In the Articulata we have the crustaceans, represented by more than 200 species of Trilobites, not to mention other genera.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
In the other Classes of the Articulata I have been able to collect still less information.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
I SHALL treat of the Mollusca before the Articulata, because as a group their intelligence is not so high.
"Animal Intelligence" by George J. Romanes
The Articulate animals (Articulata); 3.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
The articulated animals (Articulata); 3.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
Cuvier's four great groups were Vertebrata, Mollusca, Articulata and Radiata.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various