Pseudobranchia
Pseudobranchia Pseu`do*bran"chi*a, n.; pl. {Pseudobranchi[ae]}. [NL. See {Pseudo-}, and {Branchia}.] (Anat.) A rudimentary branchia, or gill. -- {Pseu`do*bran"chi*al}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • pseudobranchia — (plural pseudobranchiae)) a small gill (a hemibranch) found on the inside of the gill cover near the base. Despite the prefix pseudo it appears to be serially homologous with the other gills. Also called the hyoidean hemibranch or opercular gill …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pseudobranchia — noun A small patch of gill like filaments on the inner surface of the opercle near the junction of the preopercle …   Wiktionary

  • pseudobranchia — pseu·do·bran·chia …   English syllables

  • pseudobranchia — noun see pseudobranch …   Useful english dictionary

  • pseudobranch — pseudobranchia …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Pseudobranchiae — Pseudobranchia Pseu do*bran chi*a, n.; pl. {Pseudobranchi[ae]}. [NL. See {Pseudo }, and {Branchia}.] (Anat.) A rudimentary branchia, or gill. {Pseu do*bran chi*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pseudobranchial — Pseudobranchia Pseu do*bran chi*a, n.; pl. {Pseudobranchi[ae]}. [NL. See {Pseudo }, and {Branchia}.] (Anat.) A rudimentary branchia, or gill. {Pseu do*bran chi*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pseudobranch — Pseu do*branch, n. (Anat.) Same as {Pseudobranchia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pseudobranch — The pseudobranch, also pseudobranchia is the reduced first gill arch of a fish (on the inner surface of the opercle, near the junction of the preopercle).In teleost fish, the pseudobranchs are mostly without respiratory function, and in… …   Wikipedia

  • pseudobranchiae — plural of pseudobranchia …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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