noun, plural pedicellariae [ped-uh-suh-lair-ee-ee] . Zoology.
one of the minute pincerlike structures common to starfish and sea urchins, used for cleaning and to capture tiny prey.

1870–75; < Neo-Latin; see pedicel, -aria Unabridged
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