plural noun

Definition of Tectibranchia

: 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

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Other Words from Tectibranchia

tectibranchian \ ¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēən \ adjective or noun
tectibranchiate \ -​ēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Tectibranchia

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

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“Tectibranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tectibranchia. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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