mastigobranchia

noun
mas·​ti·​go·​bran·​chia | \ ˌmastə̇gōˈbraŋkēə \
plural mastigobranchiae\ -​kēˌē \

Definition of mastigobranchia

: a process of the thoracic limbs of decapod crustaceans resembling a brush and used for cleaning the gills

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Other Words from mastigobranchia

mastigobranchial \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦braŋkēəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for mastigobranchia

New Latin, from mastig- + -branchia (gill)

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“Mastigobranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mastigobranchia. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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