prosobranch

noun pros·o·branch \ ˈprä-sə-ˌbraŋk \

Definition of prosobranch

plural prosobranchs
:any of a subclass (Prosobranchia) of gastropod mollusks that have the loop of visceral nerves twisted into a figure eight, the sexes usually separate, and usually an operculum

prosobranch

adjective

Origin and Etymology of prosobranch

New Latin Prosobranchia, from proso- in front (from Greek prosō forward) + branchia gills (from Greek)


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