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Definition of the adjective abranchial

What does abranchial mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having no gills

Alternative definition of the adjective abranchial


  1. [zoology] abranchiate

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Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ABRANCHIAL Adj. (Greek, a = without + brangchia = gills.) Not branchial; descriptive of organisms, or a stage of development, that lack gills. Alt. Abranchiate. ABRANCHIATE Adj. (Greek, a = without + brangchia = gills + -atus = characterized ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1849)

Embracing All Terms Used in Art, Science, and Literature by John Craig (lexicographer.)

Abranchial s, a-brank'e-ons, ) s. (a. without, Abranchia, a-brank'e-a, j and bragchia, Gr. bronchia, gills, Lat) Cuvier's third order of the Annelidas, comprising the Lumbrici, (earth worms,) and Naides, (aquatic worms,) of Lin- meus. They have no ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

abranchial (a-brang'ki-al), a. [Gr. - priv. H. Apáyyua, gills, + -al.] aving no branchiae or gills, as certain worms, for example the earthworm, in which respiration is carried on by the moist skin. abranchialism ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names (1910)

abranchialism (a-brang'ki-al-izm), n. [abranchial + -ism.] The condition of being abranchial, ...

Google previewThe new Werner twentieth century edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

a standard work of reference in art, literature, science, history, geography, commerce, biography, discovery and invention

firstly, there arises the external limb proper, or exopodite, which is normally seven-jointed ; and secondly, the internal branch, or endopodite, which may serve as a mouth organ, abranchial appendix, a swimming organ, or a protection for the ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

no fixed habitation vagabond having no flipper finless having no flowers ananthous having no gender it having no gills abranchial, abranchiate having no goal aimless having no head acephalous having no interest indifferent, supine having ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3R1A1N1C3H4I1A1L1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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