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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