Metabranchial

Met`a`bran´chi`al


a.1.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the lobe of the carapace of crabs covering the posterior branchiæ.
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The oyster was closely attached to the left side, covering 60 to 70% of the epibranchial surface and about 90% of the mesobranchial and metabranchial regions.