ctenidium definition

  • noun:
    • Zoology A comblike framework, such as the respiratory apparatus of a mollusk or a-row of spines in a few pests.
    • A respiratory system, by means of a comb, in a few molluscs
    • a-row of spines in certain insects
    • one of many gill-combs, gill-plumes, or ancient branchial body organs of mollusks; the respiratory organ of a mollusk in a generalized phase of development.
    • comb-like respiratory construction providing while the gill of specific mollusks

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    • This single gill, called a ctenidium
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