Tessellata

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Tessellata (Zoöl) A division of Crinoidea including numerous fossil species in which the body is covered with tessellated plates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tessellata A group of tessellate Paleozoic sea-urchins, synonymous with Palæchinoidea.
    • tessellata Tessellated crinoids; an order of Crinoidea, having the calyx formed entirely of calcareous plates, and the oral surface without ambulacral furrows, as in the genera Actinocrinus and Cyathocrinus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Tessellate