dibranchiate

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

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

noun
  1. a dibranchiate cephalopod.

Origin of dibranchiate

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

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dibranchiate

/ (daɪˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /


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

noun
  1. any dibranchiate mollusc

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