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lophobranch

[ lof-uh-brangk, loh-fuh- ]
/ ˈlɒf əˌbræŋk, ˈloʊ fə- /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Lophobranchii, the group of fishes comprising the pipefishes, seahorses, snipefishes, trumpetfishes, etc.
noun
a lophobranch fish.
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Also called loph·o·bran·chi·ate [lof-uh-brang-kee-it, -eyt, loh-fuh-] /ˌlɒf əˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˌloʊ fə-/ .

Origin of lophobranch

First recorded in 1855–60; from New Latin Lophobranchii name of the group, from Greek lóph(os) “crest (of a helmet or hill), tuft” + -o- connecting vowel + branchí(a) “gills (of fishes), bronchial tubes” + Latin nominative plural noun ending; see branchia, -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for lophobranch

lophobranch
/ (ˈləʊfəˌbræŋk) /

noun
any teleost fish of the suborder Lophobranchii, having the gills arranged in rounded tufts: includes the pipefishes and sea horses
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Lophobranchii

Derived forms of lophobranch

lophobranchiate (ˌləʊfəˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt), adjective
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