arthrobranch

noun

ar·​thro·​branch
variants or less commonly arthrobranchia
ˌ⸗(ˌ)⸗ˈ⸗kēə
plural arthrobranchs also arthrobranchiae
-kēˌē
: a gill attached to the articular membrane between the body and the basal joint of a leg of a crustacean

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Jun. 2024.

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