Tectibranch

Tec`ti*branch

(?), n. (Zol.) One of the Tectibranchiata. Also used adjectively.
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Tec`ti*bran"chi*a

(?), n. pl. [NL.] Same as Tectibranchiata.
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Tec`ti*bran`chi*a"ta

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. tectus (p. p. of tegere to cover) + Gr. a gill.] (Zol.) An order, or suborder, of gastropod Mollusca in which the gills are usually situated on one side of the back, and protected by a fold of the mantle. When there is a shell, it is usually thin and delicate and often rudimentary. The aplysias and the bubble shells are examples.
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