Hemibranchi Hem`i*bran"chi, n. pl. [NL. See {Hemi-}, and {Branchia}.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes having an incomplete or reduced branchial apparatus. It includes the sticklebacks, the flutemouths, and Fistularia. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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