Elysiidae

plural noun

El·​y·​si·​idae
ˌeləˈsīəˌdē
: a family of slender creeping sea slugs with distinct head, tapering tail, auriculate tentacles, and lateral body folds functioning as fins when the animal swims

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Elysia, type genus + -idae

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“Elysiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elysiidae. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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