lophobranch

lophobranch

[lof-uh-brangk, loh-fuh-]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Lophobranchii, the group of fishes comprising the pipefishes, sea horses, snipefishes, trumpetfishes, etc.
noun
2.
a lophobranch fish.

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

lophobranchiate [lof-uh-brang-kee-it, -eyt, loh-fuh-] , adjective, noun
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lophobranch (ˈləʊfəˌbræŋk)
 
n
1.  any teleost fish of the suborder Lophobranchii, having the gills arranged in rounded tufts: includes the pipefishes and sea horses
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Lophobranchii
 
lophobranchiate
 
adj

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