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Meaning of "nudibranch" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NUDIBRANCH

From nudi- + branche, from Latin branchia gills.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NUDIBRANCH

nudibranch  [ˈnjuːdɪˌbræŋk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NUDIBRANCH

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determiner
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Nudibranch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NUDIBRANCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Nudibranch

A nudibranch /ˈnjuːdɨbræŋk/ is a member of Nudibranchia, a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks which shed their shell after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. There are more than 3,000 described species of nudibranchs. The word "nudibranch" comes from the Latin nudus, naked, and the Greek βραγχια, brankhia, gills. Nudibranchs are often casually called sea slugs, but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs. A number of these other sea slugs, such as the colorful Aglajidae, are often confused with nudibranchs.

Definition of nudibranch in the English dictionary

The definition of nudibranch in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NUDIBRANCH


brank
bræŋk
crank
kræŋk
drank
dræŋk
elasmobranch
ɪˈlæsməˌbræŋk
franc
fræŋk
frank
fræŋk
front-rank
ˈfrʌntˌræŋk
lamellibranch
ləˈmɛlɪˌbræŋk
lophobranch
ˈləʊfəˌbræŋk
marsipobranch
ˈmɑːsɪpəʊˌbræŋk
opisthobranch
əˈpɪsθəˌbræŋk
outrank
ˌaʊtˈræŋk
perennibranch
pəˈrɛnɪˌbræŋk
prank
præŋk
prosobranch
ˈprɒsəˌbræŋk
rank
ræŋk
shrank
ʃræŋk
tectibranch
ˈtɛktɪˌbræŋk
trank
træŋk
zygobranch
ˈzaɪɡəʊˌbræŋk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NUDIBRANCH

nudation
nuddy
nude
nudely
nudeness
nudge
nudger
nudibranchiate
nudicaudate
nudicaul
nudicaulous
nudie
nudism
nudist
nudist camp
nudist colony
nudities
nudity
nudnik
nudum pactum

WORDS THAT END LIKE NUDIBRANCH

anabranch
blanch
branch
cadet branch
cranch
disbranch
dude ranch
interbranch
olive branch
planch
ranch
rebranch
root and branch
root-and-branch
scranch
Special Branch
stump ranch
sub-branch
tree-and-branch
uniformed branch

Synonyms and antonyms of nudibranch in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «nudibranch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NUDIBRANCH

Find out the translation of nudibranch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nudibranch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nudibranch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

裸鳃亚目
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nudibranquio
570 millions of speakers

English

nudibranch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

nudibranch
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

nudibranch
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

голожаберных
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nudibrânquios
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

nudger
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nudibranches
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nudger
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nacktschnecke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウミウシ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갯 민숭 달팽이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nudger
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loài thân mềm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nudger
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कूजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dürtme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nudibranch
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nudibranch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

голожаберних
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Nudibranch
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

nudibranch
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nudibranch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nudibranch
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Nakensnegler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nudibranch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NUDIBRANCH»

The term «nudibranch» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.310 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NUDIBRANCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nudibranch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NUDIBRANCH»

Discover the use of nudibranch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nudibranch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nudibranch behavior
Nudibranchs are among the most beautiful creatures on the reef, with colours and shapes that dazzle and delight.
David W. Behrens, Constantinos Petrinos, Carine Schrurs, 2005
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What on earth is a nudibranch?
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the nudibranch, a mollusk found in the sea
Jenny E. Tesar, 1995
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Interactions and Adaptation Strategies of Marine Organisms
Animal Development and Genetics, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen ISA, 5-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden Key words: Scyphopolyp, Aurelia, Feeding behaviour, Nematocyst, Nudibranch, Cnidosac Abstract The abundance of Aurelia and Cyanea ...
Andrew D. Naumov, Herman Hummel, Alexey A. Sukhotin, 1997
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Bioactive Natural Products (Part B)
Usually the nudibranch extract had a chemical composition which closely resembled that of the parent sponge. Occasionally our nudibranch extracts contained different percentage amounts of individual terpenes, consistent with selective ...
Atta-ur-Rahman, 2000
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Marine Chemical Ecology
Cimino, G., De Rosa, S., De Stefano, S., Morrone, R., and Sodano, G., The chemical defense of nudibranch molluscs. Structure, biosynthetic origin and defensive properties of terpenoids from the dorid nudibranch Dendrodoris grandiflora, ...
James B. McClintock, Bill J. Baker, 2001
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Arminidae: Armina, Pierre's Armina, White-Ridged Nudibranch, ...
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LLC Books, 2010
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Comprehensive Natural Products II: Chemistry and Biology: 10 ...
Dense colonies of the dendronotid nudibranch T. hamnerorum have been observed feeding on the sea fan G. ventalina from which the mollusks sequester defensive chemicals. In both field and laboratory assays, fishes rejected nudibranch ...
‎2010
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A Coral Reef Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the ...
(Austraeolis catina) The long-horn nudibranch—sometimes called a sea slug— slowly slides along the edge of the organ pipe coral. Its head tentacles quiver, tasting the water. The tentacles do more than just taste. The nudibranch also uses ...
Rebecca Hogue Wojahn, Donald Wojahn, 2009
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Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review
Natural products from the marine sponges Aaptos sp. and Hymeni- acidon aff. heliophila, and from the nudibranch Doris aff. verrucosa. Quimica Nova 23, 594– 599. Grande, C., Templado, J., Cervera, J.L. & Zardoya, R. 2004. Phylogenetic ...
R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon, 2006
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Current Organic Chemistry
was placed in an aquarium together with Dysidea fragilis (from Mar Menor, a hypersaline coastal lagoon almost 100 km distant from Alicante). Crucial was the fact that the sponge and the nudibranch had different sesquiterpenes. ln fact, the  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NUDIBRANCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nudibranch is used in the context of the following news items.
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What are Velella Velella?
These predators are beautiful in their own right and deserve a Google: They include a blue dragon nudibranch (Glaucus atlanticus), which is a ... «KALW, Jul 15»
2
Hawaii: Underwater kingdom
One, called a fried egg nudibranch, looks like a fat pale blue finger topped with black smudges and yellow bumps. More than 20 per cent of ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
A lament for modern publishing
... of publishing objectives, setting in play a penumbra of spin that shadows many a nudibranch-like writer/critic as she taps out her 500 words? «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Bunnies Of The Sea Are The Weirdest/Cutest Thing We've Ever Seen
The so-called sea bunnies — more formally known as Jorunna parva, a type of nudibranch — are taking Japan by storm, thanks to their ... «The Dodo, Jul 15»
5
Standing room only
as Garibaldi damselfish, or the different types of nudibranch that can be found if the divers can focus in on something so small in such a big environment. «Divernet, Jul 15»
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Underwater Photo/Video Buyer's Guide – Summer 2015
If you want to produce images where you can spot a nudibranch in the background of a wide-angle shot, then this megapixel monster is for you. «DivePhotoGuide.com, Jul 15»
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Scientists discover over 100 new marine species in the Philippines
Among them are more than 40 species of nudibranch, also known as sea ... This nudibranch is from the Mourgona genus and is a new species. «Mother Nature Network, Jul 15»
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Ocean Facts: One beautiful slug
There are more than 3,000 known species of nudibranch and their scientific name, Nudibranchia, means naked gills. Generally oblong in ... «Asbury Park Press, Jul 15»
9
Let's go island hopping
The common sea star, blue-spot nudibranch, octopus and five-spot anemone shrimp can be spotted during low tide in the area. «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Rare and varied sea life blooms in Triton Bay, Indonesia
Weird and beautiful nudibranch in Triton Bay. Photos from Sue Hacking (hackingfamily.com). The Lamansiere Mountains rise 3000 feet above ... «The Triton, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Nudibranch [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nudibranch>. Apr 2020 ».
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