- a shell-less, marine snail of the suborder Nudibranchia, having external, often branched respiratory appendages on the back and sides.
Origin of nudibranch
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Ancylodoris, the only fresh-water Nudibranch, from Lake Baikal.
Flat against the stone and not easily perceived may be a chiton, a planarian worm, or a nudibranch.
In Doris we find a quite different type of nudibranch from that presented by the two genera Dendronotus and olis.
- any marine gastropod of the order Nudibranchia, characterized by a shell-less, often beautifully coloured, body bearing external gills and other appendagesAlso called: sea slug
C19: from nudi- + branche, from Latin branchia gills
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- See sea slug.
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