dibranchiate

[ dahy-brang-kee-it, -kee-eyt ]
/ daɪˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -kiˌeɪt /

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.

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Origin of dibranchiate

1825–35; <New Latin Dibranchiata;see di-1, branchiate
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British Dictionary definitions for dibranchiate

dibranchiate
/ (daɪˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

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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