Nudibranch Nu"di*branch, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Nudibranchiata. -- n. One of the Nudibranchiata. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nudibranch — Berghia coerulescens …   Wikipedia

  • nudibranch — [no͞o′dibraŋk΄, no͞o′dəbraŋk΄, nyo͞o′dibraŋk΄, nyo͞o′dəbraŋk΄] n. [< ModL Nudibranchia: see NUDI & BRANCHIAE] any of an order (Nudibranchia) of marine gastropods without a shell and with external gills nudibranchiate [no͞o′dibraŋ′kē it,… …   English World dictionary

  • nudibranch — noun (plural branchs) Etymology: New Latin Nudibranchia, from Latin nudus + Greek branchia gills Date: 1844 any of an order (Nudibranchia) of marine opisthobranch mollusks without a shell in the adult state and without true gills • nudibranch… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nudibranch — /nooh deuh brangk , nyooh /, n. a shell less, marine snail of the suborder Nudibranchia, having external, often branched respiratory appendages on the back and sides. [1835 45; < F nudibranche, equiv. to nudi NUDI + branche gill ( < L branchia… …   Universalium

  • nudibranch — noun /njuːdɪbræŋk/ A term for any sea slug; specifically the animals belonging to the suborder Nudibranchia, the largest suborder of the order Opisthobranchia …   Wiktionary

  • nudibranch — [ nju:dɪbraŋk] noun Zoology a shell less marine mollusc of the order Nudibranchia; a sea slug. Origin from mod. L. Nudibranchia, from L. nudus nude + branchia …   English new terms dictionary

  • nudibranch — nu·di·branch …   English syllables

  • nudibranch — nu•di•branch [[t]ˈnu dəˌbræŋk, ˈnyu [/t]] n. ivt any shell less marine gastropod mollusk of the suborder Nudibranchia, having external, often branched respiratory appendages • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • nudibranch — /ˈnjudəbræŋk/ (say nyoohduhbrangk) noun a shell less type of marine snail with external respiratory appendages, noted for its beautiful colouring and graceful form. {French nudibranche, from nudi nudi + branche gills, from Latin branchia… …   Australian English dictionary

  • nudibranch — noun any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell less and often beautifully colored body • Syn: ↑sea slug • Hypernyms: ↑gastropod, ↑univalve • Hyponyms: ↑Hermissenda crassicornis • …   Useful english dictionary

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