Pterobranchia

plural noun
Ptero·​bran·​chia | \ ˌterəˈbraŋkēə \

Definition of Pterobranchia

: an order of Hemichordata or an independent phylum of uncertain affinities that comprises two genera (Cephalodiscus and Rhabdopleura) of small deep-sea tube-dwelling animals that commonly reproduce by budding

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History and Etymology for Pterobranchia

New Latin, from pter- + -branchia

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“Pterobranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pterobranchia. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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