plural noun Bran·chi·a·ta \ˌbraŋkēˈätə, -ātə\

Definition of Branchiata

  1. :  any of several groups of animals having gills: such as a :  the Crustacea as distinguished from the tracheate arthropods b :  amphibians and fishes as distinguished from the higher vertebrates

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Origin and Etymology of branchiata

New Latin, from branchi- + -ata

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