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Definition of the adjective abranchiate

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  1. having no gills

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Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

REPTILES, or Reptilia, a class of Vertebrate animals, included by some in the Abranchiate group of the sub-kingdom Vertebrata, which group is distinguished by the fact that the breathing is conducted throughout life by means of lungs, gills or ...

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 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 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 previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

abranchiate a . [Gr. a, without; branchia, gills] Pertains to being without gills. abreptor n. [L. ab, from ...

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 previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

abranchiate (a-brang'ki-at), a. [< NL. abranchiatus : see abranchz'ous and -aic1.] Devmd of ills ; of or ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

abranchiate [biol.]. Without gills.

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