branchiomere

noun

bran·​chio·​mere ˈbraŋ-kē-ə-ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce branchiomere (audio)
: a branchial segment
especially : one of the metameres indicated by the branchial arches and clefts of the embryo of air-breathing vertebrates
branchiomeric adjective

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“Branchiomere.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/branchiomere. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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