podobranch

noun podo·branch \ˈpädəˌbraŋk\
variants: less commonly

podobranchia

Definition of podobranch

plural

podobranchs

\-ks\ also

podobranchiae

\-kīˌē\
  1. :  a gill attached to the basal segment of a thoracic limb of a crustacean — compare arthrobranch, pleurobranch

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Origin and Etymology of podobranch

New Latin podobranchia, from pod- + -branchia (gill)


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