Definition of cryptobranch in English:

cryptobranch

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪptə(ʊ)braŋk/

noun

rare Zoology
  • A urodele amphibian with concealed or covered gills; specifically a giant salamander of the genus Cryptobranchus or the family Cryptobranchidae, such as the hellbender.

adjective

Zoology
  • 1rare Designating urodele amphibians (or their developmental stages) having concealed or covered gills; of or relating to such amphibians.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Medical Times and Gazette. From crypto- + -branch.