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nu·di·branch

 (no͞o′də-brăngk′, nyo͞o′-)
n.

[From New Latin Nūdibranchia, order name : nudi- + branchia.]

nu′di·bran′chi·ate (-brăng′kē-ĭt) adj. & n.

nudibranch

(ˈnjuːdɪˌbræŋk)
n
(Animals) 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
[C19: from nudi- + branche, from Latin branchia gills]

nu•di•branch

(ˈnu dəˌbræŋk, ˈnyu-)

n.
any shell-less marine gastropod mollusk of the suborder Nudibranchia, having external, often branched respiratory appendages.
[1835–45]

nu·di·branch

(no͞o′də-brăngk′)
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Noun1.nudibranch - any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored bodynudibranch - any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
Nudibranchia, order Nudibranchia - comprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slug
Hermissenda crassicornis - a kind of sea slug