HyperDic: branchia

English > 1 sense of the word branchia:
NOUNanimalbranchia, gillrespiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water
English > branchia: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningrespiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water.
Synonymgill
NarrowercerasOne of the often brightly colored and branching hornlike structures on the back of the nudibranch (and other related mollusks) that serve as gills
ctenidiumcomb-like respiratory structure serving as the gill of certain mollusks
external gillOccurs in some mollusks and in tadpoles and other immature amphibians
Broaderrespiratory organAny organ involved in the process of respiration
Spanishagalla, branquia
Catalanbrànquia, gala, ganya
Adjectivesbranchialof or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)

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