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- n. Any sea slug of the genus Aplysia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of marine mollusks of the order Tectibranchiata; the sea hare. Some of the species when disturbed throw out a deep purple liquor, which colors the water to some distance. See Illust. in Appendix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gastropodous mollusks, the sea-hares, having an oval oblong form with four tentacles, and somewhat resembling slugs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the family Aplysiidae
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To say that aplysia californicus is one of nature's least glamorous beasts would be too kind.
A neuronal isoform of the aplysia CPEB has prion-like properties.
This is probably one of the most archaic sensory receptors, which is present even in invertebrates such as the roundworm, leech or aplysia Time-surface temperature thresholds for thermal injury of Human skin.
‘aplysia’ or the ‘unwashable’, from the circumstance that it cannot be cleaned.