plural noun Scu·ti·bran·chia

Definition of Scutibranchia

in some classifications

  1. :  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


adjective or noun


\-ēə̇t, -ēˌāt\ adjective or noun

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of scutibranchia

New Latin, from scut- + -branchia

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Scutibranchia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!