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

  Articulata \Ar*tic`u*la"ta\ ([aum]r*t[i^]k`[-u]*l[=a]"t[.a]), n.
     pl. [Neut. pl. from L. articulatus furnished with joints,
     distinct, p. p. of articulare. See Article, v.] (Zool.)
     1. One of the four subkingdoms in the classification of
        Cuvier. It has been much modified by later writers.
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     Note: It includes those Invertebrata having the body composed
           of a series of ringlike segments (arthromeres). By some
           writers, the unsegmented worms (helminths) have also
           been included; by others it is restricted to the
           Arthropoda. It corresponds nearly with the Annulosa of
           some authors. The chief subdivisions are Arthropoda
           (Insects, Myriapoda, Malacopoda, Arachnida,
           Pycnogonida, Crustacea); and Anarthropoda, including
           the Annelida and allied forms.
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     2. One of the subdivisions of the Brachiopoda, including
        those that have the shells united by a hinge.
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     3. A subdivision of the Crinoidea.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Encrinoidea \En`cri*noid"e*a\, n. pl. [NL. See Encrinus and
     -oid.] (Zo["o]l.)
     That order of the Crinoidea which includes most of the living
     and many fossil forms, having jointed arms around the margin
     of the oral disk; -- also called Brachiata and
     Articulata. See Illusts. under Comatula and Crinoidea.
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