a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant. a limb, offshoot, or ramification of any main stem: the branches of a deer’s antlers. any member or part of a body or system; a section or subdivision: the various branches of learning. a local operating division of a […]
branches of government
variant of branchio- before a vowel.
of or relating to gills or to the homologous, embryonic parts in animals without gills. Historical Examples The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour The Ocean World: Louis Figuier The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites Percy Edward Raymond The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, […]