plural noun

: a suborder of Opisthobranchia comprising numerous highly varied marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and without true ctenidia and typically having a body suggesting that of a slug usually with brightly colored often branching respiratory cerata on the back
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from nudi- + -branchia

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“Nudibranchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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