Scutibranchia

plural noun

Scu·​ti·​bran·​chia
in some classifications
: a heterogeneous group of gastropods distinguished by possession of a simple shield-shaped shell and more or less exactly equivalent to Aspidobranchia especially in modern usage
scutibranchian
¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēən
adjective or noun
scutibranchiate
-ēə̇t
-ēˌāt
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from scut- + -branchia

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

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