variants or pseudobranchia
or pseudobranchium
plural pseudobranchs
or pseudobranchiae
or pseudobranchia
: 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
or pseudobranchiate

Word History


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 14 Jun. 2024.

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