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branchia

Definitions of branchia
  1. noun
    respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water
    synonyms: gill
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    types:
    ctenidium
    comb-like respiratory structure serving as the gill of certain mollusks
    ceras
    one of the often brightly colored and branching hornlike structures on the back of the nudibranch (and other related mollusks) that serve as gills
    external gill
    occurs in some mollusks and in tadpoles and other immature amphibians
    type of:
    respiratory organ
    any organ involved in the process of respiration
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