Origin of branchio-
Words nearby branchio-
WORDS THAT USE BRANCHIO-
What does branchio- mean?
Branchio- comes from the Greek bránchia, meaning “gills,” plural of bránchion, “fin.” Bránchia is also the source of the English word branchia, meaning “gill.” Learn more at our entry for the word.
What are variants of branchio-?
Examples of branchio-
An example of a term from biology that features the combining form branchio- is branchiopneustic, “breathing by means of gills.”
We know branchio- means “gills,” so what is the -pneustic portion of the word? That’s right, -pneustic refers to “breathing,” from the Greek pneustikós. Branchiopneustic literally translates to “gill-breathing.”
What are some words that use the combining form branchio-?
- branchiopod (using the equivalent form of branchio- in New Latin)
- branchiomotor nuclei
What are some other forms that branchio- may be commonly confused with?