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- 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.
meta- + branchial (Wiktionary)