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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Origin and Etymology of pterobranchia

New Latin, from pter- + -branchia


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