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pseudobranch


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A small, gill-like structure that is the remnant of the primitive gill of the mandibular arch in sharks and bony fish. Despite its origin, it probably has a glandular rather than a respiratory function. In most bony fish it is found on the inner side of the base of the gill cover.

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