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nudibranch

[noo-duh-brangk, nyoo-] /ˈnu dəˌbræŋk, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
a shell-less, marine snail of the suborder Nudibranchia, having external, often branched respiratory appendages on the back and sides.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French nudibranche, equivalent to nudi- nudi- + branche gill (< Latin branchia branchia)
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nudibranch

/ˈnjuːdɪˌbræŋk/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from nudi- + branche, from Latin branchia gills
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nudibranch
  (n'də-brāngk')   
See sea slug.
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