prosobranch

noun
pros·​o·​branch | \ ˈprä-sə-ˌbraŋk How to pronounce prosobranch (audio) \
plural prosobranchs

Definition of prosobranch

: 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

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prosobranch adjective

First Known Use of prosobranch

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosobranch

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

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“Prosobranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosobranch. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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