metabranchial definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the lobe associated with carapace of crabs within the posterior branchiae.
    • Of or regarding the lobe of the carapace of crabs within the posterior branchiƦ.
  • others:
    • Situated behind the gills: particularly put on a posterolateral subdivision of branchial area regarding the carapace of a crab, at the rear of also to one side of the mesobranchial unit, called the metabranchial lobe. See cut-under Brachyura.
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