noun Cryp·to·bran·chus \-ŋkəs\

Definition of Cryptobranchus

  1. :  the type genus of Cryptobranchidae comprising the hellbenders

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Origin and Etymology of cryptobranchus

New Latin, from crypt- + Greek branchos gill; probably akin to Greek bronchos windpipe, throat — more at craw

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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