Tectibranchia

plural noun Tec·ti·bran·chia

Definition of Tectibranchia

  1. :  a suborder of Opisthobranchia comprising gastropod mollusks (as bubble shells and sea hares) in which the gill is usually situated on one side of the back and protected by a fold of the mantle — compare pteropoda

tectibranchian

adjective or noun

tectibranchiate

\-ēə̇t, -ēˌāt\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of tectibranchia

New Latin, from Latin tectus covered (from past participle of tegere to cover) + New Latin -i- + -branchia — more at thatch


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