mesobranchial lobe
Intermediate part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace. (Syn. mesobranchial area) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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