of or relating to gills or to the homologous, embryonic parts in animals without gills.
Origin of branchial
Related formshy·per·bran·chi·al, adjectivein·ter·bran·chi·al, adjectivepre·bran·chi·al, adjectivesub·bran·chi·al, adjective
First recorded in 1795–1805; branchi-
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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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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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