bran|chi|a

bran|chi|a
bran|chi|a1 «BRANG kee uh», noun. Zoology.
1. a gill. See branchiae. (Cf. ↑branchiae)
2. a gill-like organ.
[< Latin branchiae gills < Greek bránchia, plural of bránchion fin]
bran|chi|a2 «BRANG kee uh», noun (plural).
Zoology. branchiae.
[< Greek bránchia fins]

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  • bran|chi|ate — «BRANG kee iht, ayt», adjective. having branchiae or gills …   Useful english dictionary

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