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branchial

[ brang-kee-uhl ]
/ ˈbræŋ ki əl /
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adjective
of or relating to gills or to the homologous, embryonic parts in animals without gills.
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Origin of branchial

First recorded in 1795–1805; branchi- + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM branchial

hy·per·bran·chi·al, adjectivein·ter·bran·chi·al, adjectivepre·bran·chi·al, adjectivesub·bran·chi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for branchial

branchial
/ (ˈbræŋkɪəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the gills of an aquatic animal, esp a fish
of or relating to homologous structures in higher vertebratesbranchial cyst
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Medical definitions for branchial

branchial
[ brăngkē-əl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling the gills of a fish, their homologous embryonic structures, or the derivatives of their homologous parts in higher animals.
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