American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek Î²ÏÎ¬Î³Ï‡Î¹Î± (branchia, “gills")
Branchia Sentence Examples
Posterior branchia triradiate.
The heart is usually posterior to the branchia (proso-branchiate).
The sub-class is now divided into two orders: the Aspidobranchia in which the branchia or ctenidium is bipectinate and attached only at its base, and the Pectinibranchia in which the ctenidium is monopectinate and attached to the mantle throughout its length.
In these there are neither branchia nor osphradium, and the pallial chamber which retains its large open ing serves as a lung.
h, The mantle-skirt reflected over the sides branchia the mouth-bearing cylinder is in C, Head, the letter placed near the right eye.