pseu·​do·​branch | \ ˈsüdōˌbraŋk \
variants: or pseudobranchia \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈbraŋkēə \ or pseudobranchium \ -​ēəm \
plural pseudobranchs\ -​ks \ or pseudobranchiae\ -​kēˌē \ or pseudobranchia\ -​kēə \

Definition of pseudobranch

: an accessory or spurious gill (as on the inner surface of the operculum in various fishes) that is usually small and is sometimes completely hidden beneath the epithelium

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Other Words from pseudobranch

pseudobranchial \ ¦⸗⸗¦braŋkēəl \ or pseudobranchiate \ -​ēə̇t , -​ēˌāt \ adjective

History and Etymology for pseudobranch

pseudobranch from New Latin pseudobranchia; pseudobranchia from New Latin, from pseud- + -branchia; pseudobranchium from New Latin, from pseudobranchia

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“Pseudobranch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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