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branchial

adjective bran·chi·al \ˈbraŋ-kē-əl\

Definition of BRANCHIAL

:  of, relating to, or supplying the gills or associated structures or their embryonic precursors
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Origin of BRANCHIAL

Greek branchia gills
First Known Use: 1801
Medical Dictionary

branchial

adjective bran·chi·al \-kē-əl\

Medical Definition of BRANCHIAL

:  of or relating to the gills or to parts of the body derived from the embryonic branchial arches and clefts

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