mastigobranchia

noun mas·ti·go·bran·chia \ˌmastə̇gōˈbraŋkēə\

Definition of mastigobranchia

plural

mastigobranchiae

\-kēˌē\
  1. :  a process of the thoracic limbs of decapod crustaceans resembling a brush and used for cleaning the gills

mastigobranchial

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mastigobranchia

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


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