- belonging or pertaining to the Dibranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with two gills, including the decapods and octopods.
- a dibranchiate cephalopod.
Origin of dibranchiate
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As compared with this in a Dibranchiate, we find (fig. 25) only four apertures, viz.
The dibranchiate genera, however, appear to have reached their maximum at the present day.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
An extinct group of Dibranchiate Cephalopods, comprising the Belemnites and their allies.The Ancient Life History of the Earth
Henry Alleyne Nicholson
With this should be compared the similar view of the sub-pallial chamber of the Dibranchiate Sepia.
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Dibranchiata, a group or former order of cephalopod molluscs, including the octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish, having two gills
- any dibranchiate mollusc