dibranchiate

[dahy-brang-kee-it, -kee-eyt]
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adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Dibranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with two gills, including the decapods and octopods.

noun

a dibranchiate cephalopod.

Nearby words

  1. dibbuk,
  2. dibbukim,
  3. dibelius,
  4. diborane,
  5. dibrach,
  6. dibrom,
  7. dibromide,
  8. dibs,
  9. dibucaine,
  10. dibucaine number

Origin of dibranchiate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for dibranchiate

dibranchiate

adjective

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

noun

any dibranchiate mollusc
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