abranchiate

[ ey-brang-kee-it, -eyt ]
/ eɪˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective Zoology.

having no gills.

Nearby words

  1. abraham,
  2. abraham and isaac,
  3. abraham's bosom,
  4. abraham, plains of,
  5. abram,
  6. abraser,
  7. abrash,
  8. abrasion,
  9. abrasive,
  10. abrasiveness

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

/ (əˈbræŋkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective

zoology having no gills

Word Origin for abranchiate

C19: a- 1 + branchiate

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