parabranchia

noun
para·​bran·​chia | \ ˌparəˈbraŋkēə \
plural -s

Definition of parabranchia

: the osphradium of a mollusk when it is large and resembles a gill

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Other Words from parabranchia

parabranchial \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗kēəl \ adjective
parabranchiate \ -​kēə̇t , -​kēˌāt \ adjective

History and Etymology for parabranchia

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + -branchia

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“Parabranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parabranchia. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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