Definition of rayed in English:

rayed

adjective

Biology
  • [in combination] Having rays of a specified number or kind.

    ‘white-rayed daisies’
    • ‘All crosses raised in normal salinity seawater resulted in five rayed juveniles.’
    • ‘This skeleton consists of a four rayed, point-centered spicule.’
    • ‘Thus, changes of salinity in the field may contribute to the observed 0.2 % four rayed starfish.’
    • ‘Almost all rayed plants appeared in the crosses Veluwe x Strathy Bay and Veluwe x Meijendel.’
    • ‘The self-incompatible composite Senecio jacobaea (ragwort) exhibits geographic variation in the frequency of rayed and discoid (rayless) individuals.’

Pronunciation:

rayed

/rād/