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Definition of the adjective abranchiate

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  1. having no gills

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Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Abranchiate. ABRANCHIATE Adj. (Greek, a = without + brangchia = gills + - atus = characterized by.) Pertaining to organisms that lack gills. A term sometimes applied to Naiads or aquatic immatures. Alt. Abranchious. ABRASION Noun.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1858)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Stewart Traill

Thus one of the roots of the Mollusca appears to be lost in the Turbellarian and Trematode families of Abranchiate Vermes.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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Abranchiate, abrang′kiāt, adj. having no gills.—Also Abran′chial. [Gr.a, priv., and brangchia, gills.] Abrasion, abrā′zhun, n. the act of rubbing off.—adj. and n. Abrā′sive. [See Abrade.] Abraxas, abraks′as, n. a mystic word, or an amulet, ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

oviparous and viviparous; into anallantoic or branchiate, and allantoic or abranchiate; into Haematothermal (Gr. haima, blood, thermos, hot), having four- chambered heart, spongy lungs, hot blood, and Haematocryal (Gr. haima, blood, cruos, ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

abranchiate a-brang' ki-at.

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Scrabble value of A1B3R1A1N1C3H4I1A1T1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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