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ctenidium

[ti-nid-ee-uh m] /tɪˈnɪd i əm/
noun, plural ctenidia
[ti-nid-ee-uh] /tɪˈnɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Zoology.
1.
any of various comblike or featherlike structures, as the row of stiff bristles on the legs of a psocid.
Origin of ctenidium
1880-1885
From New Latin, dating back to 1880-85; See origin at cteno-, -idium
Related forms
ctenidial, adjective
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ctenidium

/tɪˈnɪdɪəm/
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
1.
one of the comblike respiratory gills of molluscs
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek ktenidion, diminutive of kteis comb
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