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Definition of Echinodermata, echinoderms:
phylum of marine coelomate animals that are bilaterally symmetrical as larvae but show five-rayed symmetry as adults and have a calcareous endoskeleton and a water vascular system. It includes the classes Crinoidea (sea lilies and feater stars), Asteroidea (starfish), Ophiuroidea (brittle stars), Echinoidea (sea urchins) and Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers).[1]
This is the common definition for Echinodermata, echinoderms, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Lawrence, E. (2005). Henderson’s dictionary of biology. Pearson Education Limited, 13th ed., Harlow. 748 p.