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bran·chi·ae(brang'kē-ă, -ē), Do not confuse this word with brachium or its derivatives.
The gills, or organs of respiration, in water-living animals.
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n. pl. bran·chiae (-kē-ē)
A gill or similar organ of respiration.
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branchiaAn obsolete term for the respiratory organ of aquatic and semiaquatic animals for capturing O2 in water; gills.
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