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dibranchiate

[dahy-brang-kee-it, -kee-eyt]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Dibranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with two gills, including the decapods and octopods.
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noun
  1. a dibranchiate cephalopod.
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Origin of dibranchiate

1825–35; < New Latin Dibranchiata; see di-1, branchiate
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Historical Examples

  • As compared with this in a Dibranchiate, we find (fig. 25) only four apertures, viz.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6

    Various

  • 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.

  • With this should be compared the similar view of the sub-pallial chamber of the Dibranchiate Sepia.


British Dictionary definitions for dibranchiate

dibranchiate

adjective
  1. 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
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noun
  1. any dibranchiate mollusc
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