/ay brang"kee it, -ayt'/, adj. Zool.
having no gills.
Also, abranchial /ay brang"kee euhl/.
[1850-55; A-6 + Gk bránchi(a) (neut. pl.) gills + -ATE1]

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  • Abranchiate — A*bran chi*ate, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Without gills. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abranchiate — [ā braŋ′kēəlā braŋ′kē it, ā braŋ′kēāt΄] adj. [< Gr a , not + branchia, gills + ATE1] without gills n. an animal without gills: Also abranchial [ā braŋ′kēəl] …   English World dictionary

  • abranchiate — adj. [Gr. a, without; branchia, gills] Pertains to being without gills …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • abranchiate — adjective Without gills …   Wiktionary

  • abranchiate — əɪ bræŋkɪeɪt adj. having no gills …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abranchiate — abran·chi·ate …   English syllables

  • abranchiate — /eɪˈbræŋkiət/ (say ay brangkeeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective Zoology without gills. Also, abranchial /eɪˈbræŋkiəl/ (say ay brangkeeuhl). {a 6 + Greek branchia gills + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abranchiate — adjective having no gills • Syn: ↑abranchial, ↑abranchious, ↑gill less • Ant: ↑branchiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • abranchious — adjective having no gills • Syn: ↑abranchiate, ↑abranchial, ↑gill less • Ant: ↑branchiate (for: ↑abranchiate) * * * adjective see …   Useful english dictionary

  • abranchious — adj. 1. having no gills; same as {abranchiate}. {branchiate} Syn: abranchiate, abranchial, gill less [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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