abranchiate[ā braŋ′kē it, -āt′]
Origin of abranchiate; from Classical Greek a-, not + branchia, gills + -ate
an animal without gills
An animal that has no gills.
Having no gills.
- (zoology) Without gills.
- First attested in the 19th century.
- a- (“not”) + branchiate (“gills”).