pseudobranch

noun
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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudobranch. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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