Abranchia

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from a- + branchia ‎(gill).

Proper nounEdit

Abranchia

  1. (zoology) Animals without gills.
    1. (obsolete) All of those vertebrates that never have gills in their development.
    2. (dated) A taxonomic order within the phylum Gastropoda—somewhat similar to the clade Nudibranchia.
    3. (obsolete) A taxonomic order within the phylum Annelidaannelids that lacked specialized respiratory systems, the Oligochaeta, including earthworms.

External linksEdit

  • Abranchia”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
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