Branchial Bran"chi*al, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to branchi[ae] or gills. [1913 Webster]

{Branchial arches}, the bony or cartilaginous arches which support the gills on each side of the throat of fishes and amphibians. See Illustration in Appendix.

{Branchial clefts}, the openings between the branchial arches through which water passes. [1913 Webster]

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  • branchial — branchial, iale, iaux [ brɑ̃ʃjal, jo ] adj. • 1770; de branchie ♦ Didact. (Zool.) Qui appartient aux branchies. La respiration branchiale. Fentes branchiales. ⇒ ouïe. ● branchial, branchiale, branchiaux adjectif Relatif aux branchies. ● branchial …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • branchial — branchial, ale (bran chi al, a l ) adj. Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport aux branchies. Les veines branchiales. Les arcs branchiaux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Branchies …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • branchial — 1. Relating to branchiae or gills. 2. In embryology, denoting the various structures constituting the b. apparatus. * * * bran·chi·al kē əl adj of or relating to the gills or to parts of the body derived from the embryonic branchial arches and… …   Medical dictionary

  • branchial — adjective Etymology: Greek branchia gills Date: 1801 of, relating to, or supplying the gills or associated structures or their embryonic precursors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • branchial — relating to the gills …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • branchial — adj. [Gr. branchia, gills] Pertaining to gills or branchiae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branchial — /brang kee euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to gills or to the homologous, embryonic parts in animals without gills. [1795 1805; BRANCHI + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • branchial — adjective Of, pertaining to or resembling gills …   Wiktionary

  • branchial — Pertaining to the gills [Butler, T.H.] …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial — adj. pertaining to gills …   English contemporary dictionary

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