Definition of ophiuran in English:

ophiuran

noun

Zoology
  • A brittlestar; = "ophiuroid".

Pronunciation

ophiuran

/ɒfɪˈjʊərən/ /ɒfˈjɔːrən/

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to brittlestars; = "ophiuroid".

Pronunciation

ophiuran

/ɒfɪˈjʊərən/ /ɒfˈjɔːrən/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Reader. From scientific Latin Ophiura Ophiura + -an.