plural noun
Pe·​ren·​ni·​bran·​chi·​a·​ta | \ -ˈātə \

Definition of Perennibranchiata

in former classifications
: a division of Caudata comprising amphibians (as salamanders of the genus Necturus) that retain their gills through life — compare caducibranchiata

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History and Etymology for Perennibranchiata

New Latin, from Latin perennis perennial + New Latin branchi- + -ata

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“Perennibranchiata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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