Cryptobranchia

plural noun Cryp·to·bran·chia \ ˌkriptəˈbraŋkēə \
variants: or less commonly Cryptobranchiata \-ˌbraŋkēˈätə, -ātə\

Definition of Cryptobranchia

:any of various groups of animals having concealed gills

cryptobranchiate

\¦kriptə¦braŋkēə̇t, -ēˌāt\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cryptobranchia

New Latin, from crypt- + -branchia, -branchiata


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