abranchiata

Abranchiata

A*bran`chi*a"ta\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. 'a priv. + ?, pl., the gills of fishes.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of annelids, so called because the species composing it have no special organs of respiration.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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