Branchia definition

brăngkē-ə
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A gill or similar organ of respiration.
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A gill or similar organ of respiration.
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A gill or other organ having the same function.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
branchia
Plural:
branchiae

Origin of branchia

  • Latin from Greek brankhia gills

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βράγχια (branchia, “gills")

    From Wiktionary