podobranch

noun

podo·​branch
ˈpädəˌbraŋk
variants or less commonly podobranchia
ˌ⸗⸗ˈbraŋkēə
plural podobranchs
-ks
also podobranchiae
-kīˌē
: a gill attached to the basal segment of a thoracic limb of a crustacean compare arthrobranch, pleurobranch

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Podobranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podobranch. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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