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branchia

[brang-kee-uh] /ˈbræŋ ki ə/
noun, plural branchiae
[brang-kee-ee] /ˈbræŋ kiˌi/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
a gill.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Greek: gills, plural of bránchion fin
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branchia

/ˈbræŋkɪə/
noun (pl) -chiae (-kɪˌiː)
1.
a gill in aquatic animals
Derived Forms
branchiate, adjective
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