/huy'peuh brang"kee euhl/, adj. Zool.
situated below the gills or beneath the branchial arches.
[1840-50; HYPO- + BRANCHIAL]

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  • hypobranchial — Located beneath the branchial apparatus. * * * hy·po·bran·chi·al (hi″po brangґke əl) [hypo + branchial] located beneath the branchial (or pharyngeal) arches …   Medical dictionary

  • hypobranchial — adj. below the gills, below the branchiae (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypobranchial — hy·po·branchial …   English syllables

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  • hypobranchial space — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The area of the lower gill chamber, (below gills) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hypobranchial space — Area of gill chamber below gills [McLaughlin, 1980]. Part of gill chamber below gills [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): In each branchial chamber in cephalothorax, space below gills. See: epibranchial space [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

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