arthrobranch

noun
ar·​thro·​branch
variants: or less commonly arthrobranchia \ ˌ⸗(ˌ)⸗ˈ⸗kēə \
plural arthrobranchs also arthrobranchiae\ -​kēˌē \

Definition of arthrobranch

: a gill attached to the articular membrane between the body and the basal joint of a leg of a crustacean

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History and Etymology for arthrobranch

New Latin arthrobranchia, from arthr- + -branchia

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“Arthrobranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthrobranch. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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