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branchial

[brang-kee-uh l] /ˈbræŋ ki əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to gills or to the homologous, embryonic parts in animals without gills.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; branchi- + -al1
Related forms
hyperbranchial, adjective
interbranchial, adjective
prebranchial, adjective
subbranchial, adjective
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  • Four branchial grooves are present: the stomodeum is well-marked, and the bucco-pharyngeal membrane has disappeared.
British Dictionary definitions for branchial

branchial

/ˈbræŋkɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the gills of an aquatic animal, esp a fish
2.
of or relating to homologous structures in higher vertebrates: branchial cyst
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branchial in Medicine

branchial bran·chi·al (brāng'kē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling the gills of a fish, their homologous embryonic structures, or the derivatives of their homologous parts in higher animals.

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