Branchial



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, Volume 7, Slice 7 Various
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour
Embryology Gerald R. Leighton

adjective
of or relating to the gills of an aquatic animal, esp a fish
of or relating to homologous structures in higher vertebrates: branchial cyst

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  • Branchial-arch

    Zoology. one of a series of bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians; gill bar. Embryology. one of a series of archlike mesodermal thickenings of the body wall in the pharyngeal region of the embryo of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

  • Branchial-cell

    branchial cell



  • Branchial-cleft

    Zoology. one of a series of slitlike openings in the walls of the pharynx between the branchial arches of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes from the pharynx to the exterior.

  • Branchial-duct

    branchial duct



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