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lophobranch

[lof-uh-brangk, loh-fuh-] /ˈlɒf əˌbræŋk, ˈloʊ fə-/
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
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin Lophobranchii name of the group < Greek lóph(os) crest, tuft + -o- -o- + branchí(a) branchia + Latin nominative plural noun ending
Related forms
lophobranchiate
[lof-uh-brang-kee-it, -eyt, loh-fuh-] /ˌlɒf əˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˌloʊ fə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lophobranch

lophobranch

/ˈləʊfəˌbræŋk/
noun
1.
any teleost fish of the suborder Lophobranchii, having the gills arranged in rounded tufts: includes the pipefishes and sea horses
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Lophobranchii
Derived Forms
lophobranchiate (ˌləʊfəˈbræŋkɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) adjective
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