[ lof-uh-brangk, loh-fuh- ]
/ ˈlɒf əˌbræŋk, ˈloʊ fə- /


belonging or pertaining to the Lophobranchii, the group of fishes comprising the pipefishes, sea horses, snipefishes, trumpetfishes, etc.


a lophobranch fish.

Origin of lophobranch

1855–60; < New Latin Lophobranchii name of the group < Greek lóph(os) crest, tuft + -o- -o- + branchí(a) branchia + Latin nominative plural noun ending

OTHER WORDS FROM lophobranch

loph·o·bran·chi·ate [lof-uh-brang-kee-it, -eyt, loh-fuh-] /ˌlɒf əˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˌloʊ fə-/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lophobranch

/ (ˈləʊfəˌbræŋk) /


any teleost fish of the suborder Lophobranchii, having the gills arranged in rounded tufts: includes the pipefishes and sea horses


of, relating to, or belonging to the Lophobranchii

Derived forms of lophobranch

lophobranchiate (ˌləʊfəˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt), adjective
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