branchiate


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bran•chi•ate

(ˈbræŋ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

adj.
having gills.
[1865–70]
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Adj.1.branchiate - provided with gills; "a gilled tadpole"
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Palps short; about same length as adjacent branchiate and densely ciliated on frontal surface one pair of thick, ciliated branchiae inserted just posterior to palps.
3A), first two pairs very small, first obvious pair on chaetiger 9; finger-like, individual branchiae not meeting at dorsal midline; 15 branchiate chaetigers in holotype, 6-12 in paratypes, in specimens with 40 to 60 chaetigers, number of branchiate chaetigers generally proportional to total number of chaetigers (Fig.
5A); first two pairs short, with succeeding branchiae longer and thicker, tending to project outwards at 90[degrees] to axis of body (Figs 5B, 5E), 75 % of chaetigers branchiate.