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Pedicellaria

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pedicellaria

Origin: NL. See Pedicel.

(Science: zoology) A peculiar forcepslike organ which occurs in large numbers upon starfishes and echini. Those of starfishes have two movable jaws, or blades, and are usually nearly, or quite, sessile; those of echini usually have three jaws and a pedicel.