Definition of pleurobranch in English:

pleurobranch

noun

Zoology
  • In some crustaceans: a gill attached directly to the body wall of the thorax, above the base of a thoracic appendage.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John A. Thomson (1861–1933). From pleuro- + -branch.

Pronunciation

pleurobranch

/ˈplɔːrə(ʊ)braŋk//ˈplʊərə(ʊ)braŋk/