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branchia

[ brang-kee-uh ]
/ ˈbræŋ ki ə /
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noun, plural bran·chi·ae [brang-kee-ee]. /ˈbræŋ kiˌi/. Zoology.

a gill.

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Origin of branchia

1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin branchia “gill” (plural branchiae ), from Greek: bránchia “gills,” plural of bránchion “fin”
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British Dictionary definitions for branchia

branchia
/ (ˈbræŋkɪə) /

noun plural -chiae (-kɪˌiː)

a gill in aquatic animals

Derived forms of branchia

branchiate, adjective
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