Hemibranchii

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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of hemibranchii

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Hemibranchii? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!