Definición de Opisthobranchia en inglés:

Opisthobranchia

Saltos de línea: Opistho|bran¦chia
Pronunciación: /əˌpɪsθə(ʊ)ˈbraŋkɪə
 
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sustantivo

Zoology
A group of molluscs which includes the sea slugs and sea hares. They have a small or absent shell and are typically brightly coloured with conspicuous external gills.
  • Subclass Opisthobranchia, class Gastropoda
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The latter group includes radically modified animals, the Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata, which undergo detorsion and essentially re-evolve bilateral symmetry.
  • In fact, as with the Opisthobranchia, shell reduction has occurred independently a number of times in different lineages.
  • However, as with Tritonia, many other members of the subclass Opisthobranchia also exhibit swimming behavior.

Origen

modern Latin (plural), from opistho- 'to the rear' + brankhia 'gills'.

Derivativos

opisthobranch

Pronunciación: /əˈpɪsθə(ʊ)braŋk/
sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The opisthobranchs include the sea slugs and their relatives the sea hares, sea butterflies, canoe shells, and others.
  • Despite their apparent common origin and similarities in nervous system organization, the opisthobranchs display a wide variety of body forms and locomotory behaviors.
  • Thus, the opisthobranchs exhibit a great diversity of swimming behaviors.

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