Pleurobranchia \Pleu`ro*bran"chi*a\, n.; pl. {Pleuroeranchi[ae]}. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Pleurobranch}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleurobranchia — Gill attached to the body wall (pleural membrane), dorsal to the articulation of the appendage (Fig. 3C). (Pl. pleurobranchiae) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. See: pleurobranch [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • pleurobranchia — pleu·ro·bran·chia …   English syllables

  • pleurobranchia — noun see pleurobranch …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • meridional canal — (CTENOPHORA) One of the eight canals extending in an oral aboral direction under the external surface; part of the gastrovascular system; in Pleurobranchia it emits a greenish blue luminescence …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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

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