bran·chi·al adjective \ˈbraŋ-kē-əl\
: of, relating to, or supplying the gills or associated structures or their embryonic precursors
Origin of BRANCHIAL
First Known Use: 1801
bran·chi·al adjective \-kē-əl\ (Medical Dictionary)
: of or relating to the gills or to parts of the body derived from the embryonic branchial arches and clefts
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