arthrobranch

noun ar·thro·branch
variants: less commonly

arthrobranchia

Definition of arthrobranch

plural

arthrobranchs

also

arthrobranchiae

\-kēˌē\
  1. :  a gill attached to the articular membrane between the body and the basal joint of a leg of a crustacean

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of arthrobranch

New Latin arthrobranchia, from arthr- + -branchia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up arthrobranch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!