branchia







branchia


branchia [brang-kee-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bran·chi·ae [brang-kee-ee] /ˈbræŋ kiˌi/. Zoology.

  1. a gill.

Origin of branchia 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin branchia “gill” (plural branchiae), from Greek: bránchia “gills,” plural of bránchion “fin” Examples from the Web for branchia Historical Examples of branchia

  • First branchia on each side attached to second somite just in front and mesad of the first setigerous tubercle.

    Journal of Entomology and Zoology, Vol. 11. No. 1.

    Various

  • The second branchia attached just caudad of the first on the caudal region of somite III.

    Journal of Entomology and Zoology, Vol. 11. No. 1.

    Various

  • Tadpoles (after they have cast their branchia or gills), newts, and rock fish can be used to the extent of six to the gallon.

    Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880

    Various

  • Shell conical, not spiral; inferior pallial lobe transformed into a branchia.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5

    Various

  • Visceral mass and shell sinistral; inferior pallial lobe very prominent, and transformed into a branchia.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for branchia branchia noun plural -chiae (-kɪˌiː)

    1. a gill in aquatic animals

    Derived Formsbranchiate, adjective

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