Tetrabranchiate
Tetrabranchiate Tet`ra*bran`chi*ate, a. [Tetra + branchiate.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Tetrabranchiata. -- n. One of the Tetrabranchiata. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrabranchiate — [te΄trə braŋ′kē it, te΄trə braŋ′kēāt΄] adj. [ModL tetrabranchiatus: see TETRA , BRANCHIAE, & ATE1] having two pairs of gills: said of nautiloid cephalopods: opposed to DIBRANCHIATE …   English World dictionary

  • tetrabranchiate — /te treuh brang kee it, ayt /, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Nautiloidea (Tetrabranchiata), a subclass or order of cephalopods with four gills, including the pearly nautilus and numerous fossil forms. [1825 35; TETRA + BRANCHIATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetrabranchiate — tet·ra·branchiate …   English syllables

  • tetrabranchiate — /tɛtrəˈbræŋkiət/ (say tetruh brangkeeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective belonging or relating to the Tetrabranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with four gills, including the pearly nautilus and numerous fossil forms. {New Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrabranchiate — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective or noun Etymology: New Latin Tetrabranchiata : tetrabranch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nautili — Nautilus Nau ti*lus, n.; pl. E. {Nautiluses}, L. {Nautili}. [L., fr. Gr. nayti los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See {Nave} of a church.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nautilus — Nau ti*lus, n.; pl. E. {Nautiluses}, L. {Nautili}. [L., fr. Gr. nayti los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See {Nave} of a church.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nautiluses — Nautilus Nau ti*lus, n.; pl. E. {Nautiluses}, L. {Nautili}. [L., fr. Gr. nayti los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See {Nave} of a church.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper nautilus — Nautilus Nau ti*lus, n.; pl. E. {Nautiluses}, L. {Nautili}. [L., fr. Gr. nayti los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See {Nave} of a church.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetra- — a combining form meaning four, used in the formation of compound words: tetrabranchiate. Also, esp. before a vowel, tetr . [ < Gk, comb. form of téttara, neut. of téttares FOUR] * * * …   Universalium

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