noun, plural bran·chi·ae [brang-kee-ee]. /ˈbræŋ kiˌi/. Zoology.
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Scutum and tergum articulated together, or overlapping each other; each branchia composed of a single plicated fold.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
In these there are neither branchia nor osphradium, and the pallial chamber which retains its large opening serves as a lung.
Shell conical, not spiral; inferior pallial lobe transformed into a branchia.
Visceral mass and shell sinistral; inferior pallial lobe very prominent, and transformed into a branchia.
This has been called a branchial arm, not that it carried a branchia, but on account of its relation to the respiratory system.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond