\\ˈhäləˌbraŋk, ˈhōl-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + -branch
: a fish gill in which the branchial arch has two rows of lamellae or filaments — compare hemibranch 2

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • holobranch — the two vertical rows of gill filaments that comprise a whole gill; the two hemibranchs of a gill …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • holobranch — hol·o·branch …   English syllables

  • hemibranch — 1) one of the two vertical rows of gill filaments composing a whole gill or holobranch 2) the half gill on the hyoid arch under the gill cover, also called the pseudobranch …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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