pleurobranch

noun
pleu·​ro·​branch | \ ˈplu̇rəˌbraŋk \
variants: or less commonly pleurobranchia \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈbraŋkēə \
plural pleurobranchs\ -​ks \ also pleurobranchiae\ -​kēˌē \

Definition of pleurobranch

: a gill of a crustacean arising from the side of the thorax — compare podobranch

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Other Words from pleurobranch

pleurobranchial \ ¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēəl \ or pleurobranchiate \ -​ēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective

History and Etymology for pleurobranch

pleurobranch International Scientific Vocabulary pleur- + -branch; pleurobranchia from New Latin, from pleur- + -branchia

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“Pleurobranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleurobranch. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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