n. pl. [Gr. thrix, hair; branchia, gill]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
A gill with a series of filamentous lateral branches arising from the main stem or branchial axis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Trichobranchia — Trich o*bran chi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. tri x, tricho s, hair + branchia.] (Zo[ o]l.) The gill of a crustacean in which the branchial filaments are slender and cylindrical, as in the crawfishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trichobranchia — trich·o·branchia …   English syllables

  • trichobranchia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichobranch — A type of decapod gill bearing a series of radiating unbranched filaments [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Gill of filamentous structure with hair like projections from axis (e.g., crayfish). (Syn. trichobranchia) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Gill with …   Crustacea glossary

  • trichobranchiate — adjective see trichobranchia …   Useful english dictionary

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