abranchiate


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a·bran·chi·ate

 (ā-brăng′kē-ĭt, -āt′)
n.
An animal that has no gills.
adj. also a·bran·chi·al (-kē-əl)
Having no gills.

abranchiate

(əˈbræŋkɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) or

abranchial

adj
(Zoology) zoology having no gills
[C19: a-1 + branchiate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abranchiate - having no gillsabranchiate - having no gills      
branchiate, gilled - provided with gills; "a gilled tadpole"
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2A), (from chaetiger 9 in one specimen), depending on length, last 5-13 chaetigers abranchiate, long anteriorly, overlap mid-dorsum, shorten posteriorly.
The thorax contains 10 to 12 abranchiate setigers, each with a single dorsal ciliary band, capillary notochaetae, and a lateral tuft of cilia.