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  • adj. Pertaining to the segment between the ceratobranchial and pharyngobranchial in a branchial arch.
  • n. An epibranchial cartilage or bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the segment between the ceratobranchial and pharyngobranchial in a branchial arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Literally, upon the gills: applied in zoölogy— to a part of a bird's hyoid bone (see II.);
  • in brachyurous crustaceans, to an anterior division of the carapace forming part of the roof of the branchial chamber. See cut under Brachyura.
  • n. In ornithology, the posterior or terminal element of the long-horn of the hyoid bone, an osseous element developed in the third postoral (first branchial) visceral arch of a bird, forming the end-piece of the complex hyoid bone, borne upon the ceratobranchial. It is the ceratobranchial of some, the ceratohyal of others.
  • n. In ichthyology, one of the upper bones of the gill-arches.

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