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  • noun Plural form of epibranchial.


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  • Much of the space between the two halves of the lower jaw is filled up by the hyoid apparatus: there is a massive, vaguely cruciform hyoid body located along the midline (it has a prominent trough - the tracheal sulcus - running along most of its length), and two pairs of giant, finger-like processes (the brachial horns and their associated epibranchials) curve outwards and backwards from the anterior and posterior parts of the hyoid body.

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