plural noun
Fil·​i·​bran·​chia | \ ˌfiləˈbraŋkēə \

Definition of Filibranchia

: an order of Lamellibranchia that comprises marine bivalve mollusks having two pairs of laminated gills formed of distinct V-shaped filaments with interfilamentary junctions either absent or formed by groups of interlocking cilia and nonvascular and that includes mussels, ark shells, and scallops

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Other Words from Filibranchia

filibranchiate \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗kēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective

History and Etymology for Filibranchia

New Latin, from fili- + -branchia

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“Filibranchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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