plural noun
As·​pi·​do·​bran·​chia | \ -ˈbraŋkēə \

Definition of Aspidobranchia

: an order of Streptoneura comprising marine gastropods having the nervous system only slightly concentrated, usually exhibiting clear traces of ancestral bilateral symmetry, with two kidneys and two auricles, and including the limpets and other primitive forms

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Other Words from Aspidobranchia

aspidobranchiate \ -​¦braŋkēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Aspidobranchia

New Latin, from aspid- + -branchia

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“Aspidobranchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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