plural noun
Abran·​chia | \ (ˈ)āˈbraŋkēə \

Definition of Abranchia

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

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First Known Use of Abranchia

circa 1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abranchia

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + -branchia

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“Abranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abranchia. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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