- any of various comblike or featherlike structures, as the row of stiff bristles on the legs of a psocid.
Origin of ctenidium
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Ctenidia, plural of Ctenidium: Gills, or breathing-organs, adapted to water-respiration.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
Probably a straining of water from solid particles is effected by the lattice-work of the ctenidia or gill-plates.
No ctenidia but pallial branchiae in a circle between mantle and foot.
A single pair of ctenidia (gill-plumes) is present instead of the two pairs in Nautilus.
Two pairs of ctenidia, and two pairs of renal tubes without reno-pericardial apertures.
- one of the comblike respiratory gills of molluscs
C19: New Latin, from Greek ktenidion, diminutive of kteis comb
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