Branchia Bran"chi*a, n.; pl. {Branchi[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ?.] (Anat.) A gill; a respiratory organ for breathing the air contained in water, such as many aquatic and semiaquatic animals have. [1913 Webster]

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  • branchia — [ braŋkɪə] noun (plural branchiae kɪi:) the gills of fish and some invertebrates. Derivatives branchial adjective Origin C17: from L. branchia, (plural) branchiae, from Gk brankhia (plural) …   English new terms dictionary

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  • branchia — (also branchiae) gills. Derivatives: branchial adj. branchiate adj. Etymology: L branchia, pl. ae, f. Gk bragkhia pl …   Useful english dictionary

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  • branchia — /brang kee euh/, n., pl. branchiae / kee ee /. Zool. a gill. [1350 1400; ME < Gk: gills, pl. of BRÁNCHION fin] * * * …   Universalium

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