n.; pl. -iae [Gr. arthron, joint; branchia, gills]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, a gill attached to the articulating membrane between the appendage and body; arthrobranchiata.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • arthrobranchia — Branchia (gill) attached to the joint area between the body and the first podomere of the leg (Fig. 3C). (Pl. arthrobranchiae) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997] …   Crustacea glossary

  • arthrobranchia — ar·thro·bran·chia …   English syllables

  • arthrobranchia — noun see arthrobranch …   Useful english dictionary

  • arthrobranch(s) — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] A decapod gill associated with the articular membrane between the coxa and the body wall; joint gills. [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. A gill arising from the articular… …   Crustacea glossary

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