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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