Onchidium

noun
On·​chid·​i·​um | \ äŋˈkidēəm, änˈ- \

Definition of Onchidium

: a genus (the type of the family Onchidiidae) of chiefly Indo-Pacific marine air-breathing slugs that live chiefly on rocky shores between tide levels or in mangrove swamps

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History and Etymology for Onchidium

New Latin, from onc- + -idium

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“Onchidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Onchidium. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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