plural noun Abran·chia \(ˈ)āˈbraŋkēə\

Definition of Abranchia

  1. :  a former division of annelids comprising forms without specialized respiratory structures (such as most of the oligochaetes and leeches)

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Origin and Etymology of abranchia

New Latin, from 2a- + -branchia

First Known Use: circa 1833

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a brief usually trivial fact

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