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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lobe of the carapace of crabs covering the posterior branchiae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lobe of the carapace of crabs covering the posterior branchiæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated behind the gills: specifically applied to a posterolateral subdivision of the branchial region of the carapace of a crab, behind and to one side of the mesobranchial division, called the metabranchial lobe. See cut under Brachyura.

Etymologies

meta- +‎ branchial (Wiktionary)

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