Scutibranchia

plural noun
Scu·​ti·​bran·​chia

Definition of Scutibranchia

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

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Other Words from Scutibranchia

scutibranchian \ ¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēən \ adjective or noun
scutibranchiate \ -​ēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Scutibranchia

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 Apr. 2021.

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