Definition of Lophobranchii
in some classifications
: an order of small teleost fishes that comprise the sea horses and pipefishes and are coextensive with the family Syngnathidae and that are sometimes considered a suborder of Thoracostei
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Origin and Etymology of lophobranchii
New Latin, from loph- + -branchii (from Greek branchion gill) — more at branchia
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