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Words nearby branchi-
WORDS THAT USE BRANCHI-
What does branchi- mean?
Branchi- comes from the Greek bránchia, meaning “gills,” plural of bránchion, “fin.” Bránchia is also the source of the English word branchia, meaning “gill.” Learn more at our entry for the word.
Branchi- is a variant of branchio-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use branchio- article.
Examples of branchi-
An example of a term from biology that features the combining form branchi- is branchiform, “shaped like a gill.”
As we have seen, the first part of the word, branchi-, means “gill.” The second part of the word, -form, is a combining form meaning “having the form of,” as you may have guessed. Branchiform literally translates to “gill-formed.”
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How to use branchi- in a sentence
The mouth is provided with organs of mastication, the branchi are attached to the hind jaws, and the animals have but one eye.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
Here again a glass is requisite to appreciate the delicacy and beauty of their locomotive organs, their branchi, and so on.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Within the sack, attached to its carino-lateral end, a folded membrane forms the branchi.
The Branchi, in E. plicatus, are well developed and moderately plicated.
Both folds of both branchi are deeply plicated on both sides; hence the superficies of the whole is very great.