nudibranch

noun nu·di·branch \ ˈnü-də-ˌbraŋk , ˈnyü- \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of nudibranch

plural nudibranchs
: any of an order (Nudibranchia) of marine opisthobranch mollusks without a shell in the adult state and without true gills

nudibranch

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of nudibranch

New Latin Nudibranchia, from Latin nudus + Greek branchia gills


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