shaped like a gill.
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) William Kirby
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 […]
a combining form meaning “gills,” used in the formation of compound words: branchiopod.
breathing by means of gills, as certain aquatic insect larvae.