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 for Comatula
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comatula \Co*mat"u*la\ (?; 135), n. [NL., fr. L. comatulus
     having hair neatly curled, dim. fr. coma hair.] (Zool.)
     A crinoid of the genus Antedon and related genera. When
     young they are fixed by a stem. When adult they become
     detached and cling to seaweeds, etc., by their dorsal cirri;
     -- called also feather stars.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: former usage synonymous with Antedon [syn: Comatula,
           genus Comatula]

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