Meaning of pleurobranchiate in English:

pleurobranchiate

Pronunciation /ˌplʊərə(ʊ)ˈbraŋkɪeɪt/ /ˌplɔːrə(ʊ)ˈbraŋkɪeɪt/

adjective

rare Zoology
  • Having or designating gills attached to the side of the body; (of a crustacean) having pleurobranchs; (of a mollusc) belonging to the former order Pleurobranchiata of marine opisthobranchs.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings Lyceum Natural History New York. From pleuro- + -branchiate.