nudibranch

[ noo-duh-brangk, nyoo- ]

noun
  1. a shell-less, marine snail of the suborder Nudibranchia, having external, often branched respiratory appendages on the back and sides.

Origin of nudibranch

1
1835–45; <French nudibranche, equivalent to nudi-nudi- + branche gill (<Latin branchiabranchia)

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British Dictionary definitions for nudibranch

nudibranch

/ (ˈnjuːdɪˌbræŋk) /


noun
  1. any marine gastropod of the order Nudibranchia, characterized by a shell-less, often beautifully coloured, body bearing external gills and other appendages: Also called: sea slug

Origin of nudibranch

1
C19: from nudi- + branche, from Latin branchia gills

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Scientific definitions for nudibranch

nudibranch

[ nōōdə-brăngk′ ]


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