American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See sea slug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as nudibranchiate.
- n. A member of the Nudibranchiata.
- n. A term for any sea slug; specifically the animals belonging to the suborder Nudibranchia, the largest suborder of the order Opisthobranchia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Nudibranchiata.
- n. any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
- Circa 19th Century, from Latin nudus ("naked") + branchia ("gills") (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin Nūdibranchia, order name : nudi- + branchia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday the discovery of Chromodoris fentoni, a type of shell-less snail known as a nudibranch pronounced "nu-da-brank".”
“Food, enemies, and company (the nudibranch is a social critter); it's all done by the rhinophores and the tentacles around the hood.”
“A nudibranch is a mollusk, a gastropod like snails and slugs.”
“Most of my search for new nudibranch species over the last two decades has focused on the reefs of the Philippines (map).”
“The nudibranch family two blocks away answers a mighty summons from the past, desire for love like a roof overhead, light like light from stars long dead, like the afterlife of your feelings now you know.”
“Most of my search for new nudibranch species over the last two decades has focused on the reefs of the Philippines map.”
“Silver-and-blue nudibranch (undersea critter) is about the size of a quarter and attacks Portuguese men-of-war.”
“Cuthona behrensi, a beautiful white specimen with white-tipped rhinophores named for nudibranch specialist Dave Behrens, who supported the research effort, was found by Alicia Hermosillo under a rock at 13m depth at Los Frailes, Golfo de Chiriqui, Panama.”
“Stefen Chow for The Wall Street Journal Among the animals that can be found in the rock pools at low tide are crabs, sea squirts, nudibranch, octopuses, and, of course, starfish.”
“Visitors on their own must stick to the boardwalk, though National Parks does conduct guided tours onto the beach – one of the few places left in Singapore where you can hunt through rock pools to find crabs, starfish, sea squirts, nudibranch and even octopuses.”
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