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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′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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The first part of the book provides introductory information on the higher taxonomy, external and internal anatomy, reproduction, habitats, biotic relationships and behaviour of nudibranchs and related molluscs, followed by text descriptions and illustrations of 173 species of nudibranch and 76 other species including bubble shells, sap-sucking sea slugs, sea hares, umbrella shells and side-gilled slugs.
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