Abranchia

plural noun

Abran·​chia
(ˈ)āˈbraŋkēə
: a former division of annelids comprising forms without specialized respiratory structures (such as most of the oligochaetes and leeches)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + -branchia

First Known Use

circa 1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abranchia was circa 1833

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“Abranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abranchia. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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