tetra-branchiate

tetrabranchiate

[te-truh-brang-kee-it, -eyt]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Nautiloidea (Tetrabranchiata), a subclass or order of cephalopods with four gills, including the pearly nautilus and numerous fossil forms.

Origin:
1825–35; tetra- + branchiate

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tetrabranchiate
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Tetrabranchiata, a former order of cephalopod molluscs having four gills and including the pearly nautilus
 
n
2.  any mollusc belonging to the Tetrabranchiata

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