dendrobranch
(ia) n. [Gr. dendron, tree; branchia, gills]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
A type of gill with lamellae divided into arborescent bundles.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • dendrobranch — A type of decapod gill bearing two principal branches off the main axis, each of which is divided into multiple secondary branches [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Type of gill having tubes divided into arborescent bundles [Moore and McCormick, 1969].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • dendrobranchiate — (noun) A decapod bearing dendrobranch gills, or (adjective) the condition of having dendrobranch gills [Brusca and Brusca, 2002] …   Crustacea glossary

  • phyllobranch — A type of decapod gill bearing a double series of platelike or leaflike branches from the axis [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Gill with leaflike filaments. (Syn. phyllobranchia) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): Type of gill whose axis bears… …   Crustacea glossary

  • trichobranch — A type of decapod gill bearing a series of radiating unbranched filaments [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Gill of filamentous structure with hair like projections from axis (e.g., crayfish). (Syn. trichobranchia) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Gill with …   Crustacea glossary

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