[ te-truh-brang-kee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
belonging or pertaining to the Nautiloidea (Tetrabranchiata), a subclass or order of cephalopods with four gills, including the pearly nautilus and numerous fossil forms.
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrabranchiate
adjective (ˌtɛtrəˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
of, relating to, or belonging to the Tetrabranchiata, a former order of cephalopod molluscs having four gills and including the pearly nautilus
any mollusc belonging to the Tetrabranchiata
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