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n. pl. cte·nid·i·a (-ē-ə) Zoology
A comblike structure, such as the respiratory apparatus of a mollusk or a row of spines in some insects.

[New Latin, from Greek kteis, kten-, comb.]
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n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Zoology) one of the comblike respiratory gills of molluscs
[C19: New Latin, from Greek ktenidion, diminutive of kteis comb]
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Noun1.ctenidium - comb-like respiratory structure serving as the gill of certain mollusks
branchia, gill - respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water
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Characteristic of the clade Caenogastropoda (previously the Order Monotocardia), Lobatus gigas have a single gill or ctenidium. The osphradium, a chemosensory organ used by gastropods to locate food, mates, and predators, is regressed in L.
Ctenidium (black arrow) anterior to spiracle (white arrow) on abdominal segment VIII (adult Frankliniella).
In terms of its external morphology there are no cephalic lappets or laterally expanded snout flanges, nor is a right post-ocular peduncle evident, and the ctenidium is monopectinate (Herbert unpubl.
Femur II sin ctenidium apical posteroventral, puede haber algunas setas presentes pero usualmente no estan tan estrechamente unidas Sarcophaga Meigen 13'.
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It scales with the size of the ctenidium and can be described using allometric equations (e.g., Vahl 1972, 1973, Meyhofer 1985, Jones et al.
Legs: Profemur without anteroventral ctenidium; posteriorly with strong posterodorsal, weak posteromedian and strong posteroventral setal rows.
Ctenidium attached dorsally along 3/4 and ventrally along 2/3 of its length; bipectinate; dorsal filaments short and triangular; left branchial chamber so small so there can hardly be water-flow of importance.