Definition of phyllobranchiate in English:

phyllobranchiate

adjective

Zoology
  • Provided with phyllobranchiae; of the nature of a phyllobranchia.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From phyllo- + -branchiate. Compare French phyllobranche.

Pronunciation

phyllobranchiate

/ˌfɪlə(ʊ)ˈbraŋkɪeɪt/