plural noun
Saco·​glos·​sa | \ ˌsakəˈgläsə, ˌsāk-, -lȯsə\

Definition of Sacoglossa

in some classifications
: a division of Opisthobranchia including sea slugs (family Elysiidae) that are usually placed in the suborder Nudibranchia

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History and Etymology for Sacoglossa

New Latin, from saco- (from Greek sakos shield) + -glossa; akin to Sanskrit tvak skin, hide

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