adj. [L. infra, underneath; branchiae, gills]
Being below the gills.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Infrabranchial — In fra*bran chi*al, a. [Infra + branchial.] (Zo[ o]l.) Below the gills; applied to the ventral portion of the pallial chamber in the lamellibranchs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infrabranchial — in·fra·branchial …   English syllables

  • infrabranchial — “+ adjective Etymology: infra + branchial : lying below the gills used especially of the ventral part of the pallial chamber in the lamellibranchs …   Useful english dictionary

  • bivalve — bivalvular /buy val vyeuh leuhr/, adj. /buy valv /, n. 1. Also called lamellibranch. Zool. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

  • sinus — A blood filled space on the venous side of the circulatory system [Warner, 1977]. Any space or cavity in body tissues; also, refers to broad concavity in margin of shell [Butler, T.H.]. (Order Notostraca): Posterior emargination of carapace;… …   Crustacea glossary

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