Pseudobranchus

noun

Pseu·​do·​bran·​chus
: a genus comprising amphibians closely related to the sirens but with thickened functionless gills and with only three toes on each foot and consisting of a single form (P. striatus) of Georgia and Florida that reaches a length of about 18 inches

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pseud- + -branchus -branch

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“Pseudobranchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pseudobranchus. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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