abranchiate

[ey-brang-kee-it, -eyt]
Also a·bran·chi·al [ey-brang-kee-uh l] /eɪˈbræŋ ki əl/.

Origin of abranchiate

1850–55; a-6 + Greek bránchi(a) (neuter plural) gills + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for abranchiate

abranchiate

abranchial

adjective
  1. zoology having no gills

Word Origin for abranchiate

C19: a- 1 + branchiate
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