branchial

[brang-kee-uh l]

Origin of branchial

First recorded in 1795–1805; branchi- + -al1
Related formshy·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

adjective
  1. of or relating to the gills of an aquatic animal, esp a fish
  2. of or relating to homologous structures in higher vertebratesbranchial cyst
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branchial in Medicine

branchial

[brăngkē-əl]
adj.
  1. 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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