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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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subbranchial 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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