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.

Origin of dibranchiate

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