Caducibranchiata

plural noun Ca·du·ci·bran·chi·a·ta \kə¦d(y)üsəˌbraŋkēˈätə, -ˈātə\

Definition of Caducibranchiata

  1. 1 in former classifications :  a division of tailed amphibians whose gills are lost in adult life

  2. 2 :  thaliacea

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Origin and Etymology of caducibranchiata

New Latin, from caduci- (from Latin caducus falling) + Latin branchiae gills + New Latin -ata; akin to Greek bronchos throat — more at craw


First Known Use: 1838


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