Protobranchia

plural noun
Pro·​to·​branchia

Definition of Protobranchia

: an order of Lamellibranchia comprising primitive bivalve mollusks in which the gills consist of a double row of simple lamellae not reflected or united

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Other Words from Protobranchia

protobranchiate \ ¦⸗(ˌ)⸗+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Protobranchia

New Latin, from prot- + -branchia

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“Protobranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protobranchia. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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