prosobranch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρός (prós, forward) + βράγχια (bránkhia, gills).

Noun[edit]

prosobranch (plural prosobranchs)

  1. (zoology) A gastropod with gills in front of the heart, formerly thought to belong to a single group.

Adjective[edit]

prosobranch (not comparable)

  1. (of gills) Placed in front of the heart.
    Antonym: opisthobranch
  2. (of a gastropod) Having gills placed in front of the heart.
    Antonym: opisthobranch