foliobranch

adjective

fo·​lio·​branch
ˈfōlēōˌbraŋk,
-aiŋk
variants or less commonly foliobranchiate
¦⸗⸗⸗¦braŋkēə̇t,
-ēˌāt
: having gills that resemble leaves

Word History

Etymology

folio- (from Latin folium leaf) + -branch or branchiate

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“Foliobranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliobranch. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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