Meaning of opisthobranch


Pronunciation: (u-pis'thu-brangk"), [key]
— n.
  1. any gastropod mollusk of the order Opisthobranchia, as the sea slugs, sea butterflies, and sea hares, characterized by a vestigial or absent mantle and shell and two pairs of tentacles.
  1. of or pertaining to the opisthobranches.
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