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sea hare

n.
Any of various small marine gastropod mollusks having projections on the head that resemble rabbit ears.
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sea hare

n
(Animals) any of various marine gastropods of the order Aplysiomorpha (or Anaspidea), esp Aplysia punctata, having a soft body with an internal shell and two pairs of earlike tentacles
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sea′ hare`


n.
any sluglike marine gastropod mollusk, genus Aplysia, having a pair of tentacles resembling rabbit ears.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea hare - naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentaclessea hare - naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
Aplysia, genus Aplysia, genus Tethus, Tethys - type genus of the family Aplysiidae
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Regarding the LAAOs in gastropods, each sea hare species expresses several LAAOs with an organ-specific expression pattern, and an organ can express more than one type of LAAO (Petzelt et al., 2002; Iijima et al., 2003a, b; Butzke et al., 2004, 2005; Johnson et al., 2006).
Kamiya, "Isolation and characterization of a novel cytolytic factor in purple fluid of the sea hare, Aplysia kurodai" Cancer Research, vol.
Ko et al., "Cloning, characterization and expression of escapin, a broadly antimicrobial FAD-containing L-amino acid oxidase from ink of the sea hare Aplysia californica," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
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Thermal preference, tolerance and temperature-dependent respiration in the California sea hare Aplysia californica.
More recently there have been developments of pharmacologically active molecules from the Indian Sea Hare (drug molecule dolastin, currently being investigated for therapeutic effect in various cancers) and the Bugula neritina sponge (being trialled in leukemia and Alzheimer's disease) among others, which are showing great promise in their therapeutic value.
They include Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin but also less wellknown tales - The Little Sea Hare, Fundevogel, The Boy Who Left Home to Learn Fear and Old Rinkrank.
Webster and her team used muscles from Aplysia californica, a sea slug also known as the Californian sea hare. They used muscles from the slug's mouth and even collagen from the slug's skin.
Yarn Berroco Elba (100% cotton; 137 yd [125 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #7740 small sea hare, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls.
She received a $30,000 scholarship for her study of a neuronal pathway controlling habituation, a simple form of learning, in the sea hare Aplysia.