Nudibranchia

plural noun

Nu·​di·​bran·​chia
: 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
nudibranchian
¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēən
adjective
nudibranchiate
-ēə̇t
-ēˌāt
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from nudi- + -branchia

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“Nudibranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nudibranchia. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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