noun, plural bran·chi·ae [brang-kee-ee] /ˈbræŋ kiˌi/. Zoology.
Origin of branchia
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Shell conical, not spiral; inferior pallial lobe transformed into a branchia.
Tadpoles (after they have cast their branchia or gills), newts, and rock fish can be used to the extent of six to the gallon.
Visceral mass and shell sinistral; inferior pallial lobe very prominent, and transformed into a branchia.
On each side of the branchia is a series of lamellae, least in number in the Octopoda.
First branchia on each side attached to second somite just in front and mesad of the first setigerous tubercle.