branchiate

[ brang-kee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective Zoology.

having gills.

Origin of branchiate

First recorded in 1865–70; branchi- + -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·bran·chi·ate, adjective
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