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sea slug

n.
1. Any of various highly colorful marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia, lacking a shell and gills but having fringelike projections that serve as respiratory organs. Also called nudibranch.
2. Any of various other marine gastropods that lack a shell or have a reduced shell.
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sea slug

n
(Animals) any of various shell-less marine gastropod molluscs, esp those of the order Nudibranchia. See nudibranch
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sea′ slug`


n.
a nudibranch.
[1770–80]
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sea slug

Any of various colorful ocean mollusks that lack a shell and gills but have fringe-like projections that serve as respiratory organs. Also called nudibranch.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea slug - any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored bodysea slug - any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
Nudibranchia, order Nudibranchia - comprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slug
Hermissenda crassicornis - a kind of sea slug
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Translations

sea slug

nlumaca di mare
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