dibranchiate

dibranchiate

[dahy-brang-kee-it, -kee-eyt]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Dibranchiata, a subclass or order of cephalopods with two gills, including the decapods and octopods.
noun
2.
a dibranchiate cephalopod.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Dibranchiata; see di-1, branchiate

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dibranchiate (daɪˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  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
 
n
2.  any dibranchiate mollusc

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