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A marine echinoderm that has a spherical or flattened shell covered in mobile spines, with a mouth on the underside and calcareous jaws. Many species are harvested for food.
- ‘The red sea urchin's body is domed above and flat below.’
- ‘The sea urchin is one of the few marine organisms whose genome has been sequenced.’
- ‘The inner shell of a sea urchin is a hollow globe, scored in five curved sections that taper at the ends into a small hole at the top and bottom.’
- ‘This sea urchin defends itself with two sets of mobile spines.’
- ‘The sea urchin occupies an important evolutionary position with respect to vertebrates and humans.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.