pharyngobranchial

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adjective

pha·​ryn·​go·​branchial
fə¦riŋ(ˌ)gō+
: 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

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noun

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plural -s
: a pharyngobranchial element
especially : one of the pharyngobranchial bones of a teleost fish

called also superior pharyngeal, upper pharyngeal

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

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“Pharyngobranchial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharyngobranchial. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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