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hypobranchial

[hahy-puh-brang-kee-uh l]
adjective Zoology.
  1. situated below the gills or beneath the branchial arches.
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Origin of hypobranchial

First recorded in 1840–50; hypo- + branchial
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Examples from the Web for hypobranchial

Historical Examples

  • Two osphradia present but no hypobranchial glands nor operculum.

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

    Various