Nudibranchia

plural noun
Nu·​di·​bran·​chia

Definition of Nudibranchia

: a suborder of Opisthobranchia comprising numerous highly varied marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and without true ctenidia and typically having a body suggesting that of a slug usually with brightly colored often branching respiratory cerata on the back

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Other Words from Nudibranchia

nudibranchian \ ¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēən \ adjective
nudibranchiate \ -​ēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Nudibranchia

New Latin, from nudi- + -branchia

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“Nudibranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nudibranchia. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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