branchial

adjective
bran·​chi·​al | \ ˈbraŋ-kē-əl How to pronounce branchial (audio) \

Definition of branchial

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

First Known Use of branchial

1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for branchial

Greek branchia gills

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branchial

adjective
bran·​chi·​al | \ -kē-əl How to pronounce branchial (audio) \

Medical Definition of branchial

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

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