pectinibranchiata definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of Gastropoda, including those that have a comblike gill upon the throat.
  • others:
    • In Cuvier's category, the 6th purchase of gastropods, divided into three people, Trochoides, Capuloides, and Buccinoides.
    • An order of prosobranchiate gastropods, having comb-like gills formed of one (rarely two) longitudinal series of laminæ on the left side of the mantle over the back of the neck.
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