plural noun Hemi·bran·chii

Definition of Hemibranchii

in some classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Thoracostei comprising fishes with an incomplete or reduced branchial apparatus and usually including the sticklebacks, cornetfishes, bellows fishes, and shrimpfishes

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Origin and Etymology of hemibranchii

New Latin, from 1hemi- + -branchii (from Latin branchia gill) — more at branchia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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