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tectibranch

/ (ˈtɛktɪˌbræŋk) /
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noun
a mollusc of the suborder Tectibranchia (or Tectibranchiata) (order: Opisthobranchia) which includes the sea slugs and sea hares
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Word Origin for tectibranch

C19: New Latin, from tectus covered, from tegere to cover + branchia: see -branch
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