One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to, characterized by, or designating a type of gill structure found in mesogastropod and neogastropod molluscs, in which parallel filaments are borne along one side of the gill axis; (of a gill) monopectinate. Also: of or relating to a subclass or order Pectinibranchia in which these molluscs are placed in some classifications.
A pectinibranch mollusc. Now rare.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From pectini- + -branch, after French pectinibranche.
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