pectinibranchiate

adjective
pec·​tini·​bran·​chi·​ate | \ -ēˌāt \
variants: or less commonly pectinibranchian \ -​ēən \

Definition of pectinibranchiate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or resembling the Pectinibranchia : having gills that resemble combs

pectinibranchiate

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly pectinibranchian \ " \
plural -s

Definition of pectinibranchiate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mollusk of the order Pectinibranchia

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Adjective

New Latin Pectinibranchia + English -ate or -ian

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“Pectinibranchiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pectinibranchiate. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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