Definition of ophiuran in English:

ophiuran

noun

Zoology
  • A brittlestar; = "ophiuroid".

adjective

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ophiuran

/ɒfˈjɔːrən//ɒfɪˈjʊərən/