Pleurobranch
Pleurobranch Pleu"ro*branch, n. [See {Pleuro-}, and {Branchia}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of the gills of a crustacean that is attached to the side of the thorax. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleurobranch — n. [Gr. pleuron, side; branchia, gills] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a gill attached directly to the body wall; pleurobranchia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pleurobranch — pleu·ro·branch …   English syllables

  • pleurobranch — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleurobranch(s) — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] A decapod gill arising from the lateral body wall or surface of the thoracic pleura; side gills. [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. A gill situated on the body wall dorsal to the …   Crustacea glossary

  • Dwarf warty pleurobranch — Pleurobranchaea tarda Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Mosaic pleurobranch — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Pleurobranchia — Pleu ro*bran chi*a, n.; pl. {Pleuroeranchi[ae]}. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Pleurobranch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleuroeranchiae — Pleurobranchia Pleu ro*bran chi*a, n.; pl. {Pleuroeranchi[ae]}. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Pleurobranch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arthrobranch(s) — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] A decapod gill associated with the articular membrane between the coxa and the body wall; joint gills. [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. A gill arising from the articular… …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchia — Gills, usually thoracic [Poore, 2004]. Respiratory organ (gill) associated with an appendage or with the body wall. (Pl. branchiae) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Thin walled finger like or leaf like structure extending outward from limb or… …   Crustacea glossary

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