branchial

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adjective bran·chi·al \ˈbraŋ-kē-əl\

Definition of branchial

  1. :  of, relating to, or supplying the gills or associated structures or their embryonic precursors

Origin and Etymology of branchial

Greek branchia gills


First Known Use: 1729


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branchial

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adjective bran·chi·al \-kē-əl\

Medical Definition of branchial

  1. :  of or relating to the gills or to parts of the body derived from the embryonic branchial arches and clefts


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