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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ichthyology, one of the upper bones of the gill-arches.
  • 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the segment between the ceratobranchial and pharyngobranchial in a branchial arch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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