Dibranchiate
Dibranchiate Di*bran"chi*ate, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having two gills. -- n. One of the Dibranchiata. [1913 Webster]

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  • dibranchiate — [dī braŋ′kē it, dī braŋ′kēāt΄] adj. [< ModL Dibranchia < Gr di , two + branchia, gills of fish] having one pair of gills: said of most cephalopods, including the squids and octopuses: opposed to TETRABRANCHIATE …   English World dictionary

  • dibranchiate — /duy brang kee it, kee ayt /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Dibranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with two gills, including the decapods and octopods. n. 2. a dibranchiate cephalopod. [1825 35; < NL Dibranchiata; see DI 1,… …   Universalium

  • dibranchiate — /daɪˈbræŋkiət/ (say duy brangkeeuht), / kieɪt/ (say keeayt) Zoology –adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Dibranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with two gills, including the decapods and octopods. –noun 2. a dibranchiate… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dibranchiate — noun cephalopods having two gills • Syn: ↑dibranchiate mollusk, ↑dibranch • Hypernyms: ↑cephalopod, ↑cephalopod mollusk …   Useful english dictionary

  • dibranchiate — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; branchia, gills] Having two gills …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dibranchiate — di·bran·chi·ate …   English syllables

  • dibranchiate mollusk — noun cephalopods having two gills • Syn: ↑dibranchiate, ↑dibranch • Hypernyms: ↑cephalopod, ↑cephalopod mollusk …   Useful english dictionary

  • dibranch — n. a cephalopod having two gills; a member of the {Dibranchiata}. Syn: dibranchiate, dibranchiate mollusk. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalopod mollusk — noun marine mollusk characterized by well developed head and eyes and sucker bearing tentacles • Syn: ↑cephalopod • Derivationally related forms: ↑cephalopod (for: ↑cephalopod) • Hypernyms: ↑mollusk, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dibranch — noun cephalopods having two gills • Syn: ↑dibranchiate, ↑dibranchiate mollusk • Hypernyms: ↑cephalopod, ↑cephalopod mollusk …   Useful english dictionary

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