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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.
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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]
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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]
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nu·di·branch

(no͞o′də-brăngk′)
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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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T Pennington, "The nature of the metamorphic signal and its internal transduction in larvae of the nudibranch Phestilla sibogae," Bulletin of Marine Science, vol.
The creature, a nudibranch, is the first ever found that uses its penis just once, sheds it, then re-grows another.
Abstract: A new species of zephyrinid nudibranch of the genus Janolus Bergh 1884 is described from the Pacific Coast of North America and Costa Rica.
Turn a biscuit into a nudibranch using all sorts of colourful icing and make a designer outfit for a Nudibranch.
In addition, he prepared all the preliminary sketches and finished paintings of about 70 nudibranch mollusks and 12 polyclad turbellarians, and the preliminary sketches of a few ctenophores, a sea cucumber, and a crab.
Chemical ecology of the nudibranch Glossodoris pallida: is the location of diet-derived metabolites important for defense?
Kempf and Todd (1989) list several steps in the likely evolution of non-feeding larvae from feeding ancestors of nudibranch gastropods.
Sparkling reflective stacks of purine crystals in the nudibranch Flabellina iodinea.
There were two major categories in the photo competition--Open (interchangeable lens) and Compact (fixed lens), from which there were five other sub-categories: Macro or Supermacro, Marine Behavior, Nudibranch, Fish Portrait, and this year's new Cephalopod category.
Functional group Common name Scientific name Cockle Heart cockle Clinocardium nuttallii Crab (true crab) Graceful crab Cancer (Metacarcinus) gracilis Kelp crab Pugettia product Red rock crab Cancer productus Graceful decorator crab Oregonia gracilis Hermit crab Black-eyed hermit crab Pagurus armatus Bering hermit crab Pagurus beringanus Moon snail Pacific moon snail Lunatia lewisii Other benthic Dendronotid nudibranch Dendronotus spp.
Fourteen of the newly examined species had planktotrophic development, while the dorid nudibranch Atagema alba had capsular metamorphic development, the first example of direct development in a non-dendrodoridid nudibranch known from the northeast Pacific Ocean.
Trapania rudmani, a new dorid nudibranch (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from New Zealand.