Definition of podobranch in US English:

podobranch

noun

Zoology
  • In some crustaceans: a gill attached to the base of a thoracic appendage.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Rolleston (1829–1881), physician and physiologist. From podo- + -branch. Compare French podobranche.

Pronunciation

podobranch

/ˈpɒdə(ʊ)braŋk/