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meta- +‎ branchial


metabranchial (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the lobe of the carapace of crabs covering the posterior branchiae.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for metabranchial in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)