pseudobranch

noun pseu·do·branch \ˈsüdōˌbraŋk\
variants: or

pseudobranchia

or

pseudobranchium

\-ēəm\

Definition of pseudobranch

plural

pseudobranchs

\-ks\ or

pseudobranchiae

\-kēˌē\ or

pseudobranchia

\-kēə\
  1. :  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

pseudobranchial

or

pseudobranchiate

\-ēə̇t, -ēˌāt\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pseudobranch

pseudobranch from New Latin pseudobranchia; pseudobranchia from New Latin, from pseud- + 2-branchia; pseudobranchium from New Latin, from pseudobranchia


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