- 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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No ctenidium, but a pulmonary cavity; operculum with an apophysis.
Without shell and operculum, but with pallial cavity and ctenidium.
There is a ctenidium, except in some Thecosomata and Gymnosomata, and an osphradium.
Ctenidia, plural of Ctenidium: Gills, or breathing-organs, adapted to water-respiration.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
Ctenidium: a comb-like structure occurring on any part of an insect.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- one of the comblike respiratory gills of molluscs
C19: New Latin, from Greek ktenidion, diminutive of kteis comb