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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Branchial  \Bran"chi*al\,  a.  (Anat.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  branchi[ae]  or  gills. 
 
  {Branchial  arches},  the  bony  or  cartilaginous  arches  which 
  support  the  gills  on  each  side  of  the  throat  of  fishes  and 
  amphibians.  See  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
 
  {Branchial  clefts},  the  openings  between  the  branchial  arches 
  through  which  water  passes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  branchial 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  gills  (or  to  parts  of  the  body  derived 
  from  embryonic  gills) 




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