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nudibranch

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noun nu·di·branch \ˈnü-də-ˌbraŋk, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nudibranch

plural nudibranchs

  1. :  any of an order (Nudibranchia) of marine opisthobranch mollusks without a shell in the adult state and without true gills

nudibranch adjective


Illustration of nudibranch

Origin of nudibranch

New Latin Nudibranchia, from Latin nudus + Greek branchia gills


First Known Use: 1844


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