Lophobranch
Lophobranch Loph"o*branch, a. [Gr. lofia` crest or tuft + bra`gchion gill.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Lophobranchii}. -- n. One of the {Lophobranchii}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lophobranch — [lō′fə braŋk΄, läf′əbraŋk΄] adj. [< ModL Lophobranchii < Gr lophos, crest, tuft + branchion, gill] of an order (Gasterosteiformes) of bony fishes having gills arranged in tufts n. a fish of this order, including pipefishes and sea horses …   English World dictionary

  • lophobranch — lophobranchiate /lof euh brang kee it, ayt , loh feuh /, adj., n. /lof euh brangk , loh feuh /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Lophobranchii, the group of fishes comprising the pipefishes, sea horses, snipefishes, trumpetfishes, etc. n. 2 …   Universalium

  • lophobranch — loph·o·branch …   English syllables

  • lophobranch — /ˈloʊfəbræŋk/ (say lohfuhbrangk) noun 1. any of the Lophobranchii, an order or group of teleost fishes having gills in tufts, as the seahorses, pipefishes, etc. –adjective 2. belonging or relating to the Lophobranchii. {Greek lopho(s) crest +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lophobranch — adj. (of a fish) having the gills arranged in tufts. Etymology: LOPHO + BRANCHIA …   Useful english dictionary

  • lo|pho|bran|chi|ate — «LOH fuh BRANG kee ayt, iht; LOF uh », adjective, noun. = lophobranch. (Cf. ↑lophobranch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcar — Hippocampus Hip po*cam pus, n. [L., the sea horse, Gr. ? a hippocampus (in senses 1 and 2); i ppos horse + ? to bend.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ergot — Hippocampus Hip po*cam pus, n. [L., the sea horse, Gr. ? a hippocampus (in senses 1 and 2); i ppos horse + ? to bend.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hippocampus — Hip po*cam pus, n. [L., the sea horse, Gr. ? a hippocampus (in senses 1 and 2); i ppos horse + ? to bend.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hippocampus brevirostris — Hippocampus Hip po*cam pus, n. [L., the sea horse, Gr. ? a hippocampus (in senses 1 and 2); i ppos horse + ? to bend.] 1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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