pharyngobranchial

adjective
pha·​ryn·​go·​branchial | \ fə¦riŋ(ˌ)gō+\

Definition of pharyngobranchial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the pharynx and the gills specifically : of, relating to, or constituting the dorsal bony elements in the branchial arches of fishes that in teleosts form four pairs two or more of which may be provided with teeth opposed to those of the hypopharyngeals

pharyngobranchial

noun
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plural -s

Definition of pharyngobranchial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pharyngobranchial element especially : one of the pharyngobranchial bones of a teleost fish

called also superior pharyngeal, upper pharyngeal

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History and Etymology for pharyngobranchial

Adjective

New Latin, from pharyng- + -branchii (from Latin branchia gill)

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