Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling the gills of a fish, their homologous embryonic structures, or the derivatives of their homologous parts in mammals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the branchiæ or gills; or, in animals which have no gills properly so called, of or pertaining to the parts considered homologous with gills, as, in a bird or mammal, parts of the third postoral visceral arch, or of any visceral arch behind the hyoidean.
  • Performed by means of branchiæ: as, branchial respiration; a branchial function.
  • In Crustacea, a cavity or space inclosed by the branchiostegite or gill-cover (formed by a free pleural part of the carapace), and bounded internally by the epimera of the branchiferous somites.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to branchiæ or gills.
  • adjective the bony or cartilaginous arches which support the gills on each side of the throat of fishes and amphibians. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • adjective the openings between the branchial arches through which water passes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to or resembling gills

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)

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Examples

  • The outlet is sometimes called the branchial pore, and sometimes the cloaca or ejection-aperture.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • Over these pouches corresponding indentations of the ectoderm occur, forming what are known as the branchial or outer pharyngeal grooves.

    I. Embryology. 12. The Branchial Region

  • The _lateral fistula of the neck_ -- formerly described as a branchial fistula -- according to Weglowski, usually takes origin from the remains of the hypoblastic diverticulum, which arises from the pharyngeal part of the third visceral cleft and extends downwards to form the thymus gland.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • It is also called the branchial cavity and the cloaca, because it receives the excrements and sexual products as well as the respiratory water.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • This framework consists of a number of arches (placed in series one behind another) extending on each side of the throat upwards towards the back-bone, and supporting on their outer sides the gills or branchia, on which account they are called the branchial arches.

    The Common Frog

  • A muscular enlarged portion of a vein that forces the blood into the gills is called branchial heart and cephalopods have two of it also called gill heart.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • A muscular enlarged portion of a vein that forces the blood into the gills is called branchial heart and cephalopods have two of it also called gill heart.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • A muscular enlarged portion of a vein that forces the blood into the gills is called branchial heart and cephalopods have two of it also called gill heart.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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  • A muscular enlarged portion of a vein that forces the blood into the gills is called branchial heart and cephalopods have two of it also called gill heart.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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