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bran·chi·al

 (brăng′kē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling the gills of a fish, their homologous embryonic structures, or the derivatives of their homologous parts in mammals: branchial muscles.
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branchial

(ˈbræŋkɪəl)
adj
1. (Zoology) of or relating to the gills of an aquatic animal, esp a fish
2. (Zoology) of or relating to homologous structures in higher vertebrates: branchial cyst.
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Adj.1.branchial - of or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)
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After having been taken out of water for a short time, and then again immersed in it, a considerable quantity both of water and air is absorbed by the mouth, and perhaps likewise by the branchial orifices.
The fish, having remained in this distended state for a short time, generally expelled the air and water with considerable force from the branchial apertures and mouth.
We cannot, for instance, suppose that in the embryos of the vertebrata the peculiar loop-like course of the arteries near the branchial slits are related to similar conditions,--in the young mammal which is nourished in the womb of its mother, in the egg of the bird which is hatched in a nest, and in the spawn of a frog under water.
1a, b, 2a) 1.2-1.3 times as wide as long, rectangular in general outline; branchial margins subparallel, slightly convergent posteriorly.
Branchial cleft anomalies are the most common congenital lesions of the neck after thyroglossal duct cysts.
The other differential diagnosis would be submandibular lymph node, plunging ranula and a second branchial cyst.
to be plain requires so much work, you have to sandpaper all the viscera, and every branchial cleft." And it is precisely the viscera, the internal workings of the poetic consciousness, that lend this book its tantalizing and sometimes inscrutable quality.
Ascidians have two apertures: the branchial siphon draws large quantities of water into the body to filter food, and the atrial siphon is the exit point for waste and for larval dispersal.
After considering all the differentials of cystic neck swelling, such as lymphangioma, cavernous hemangioma, branchial cleft cyst, and teratoma, we decided to perform fine-needle aspiration cytology, which revealed benign cystic swelling with the possibility of lymphangioma.
Ikeda proposed that auricle-based dermoid cysts occurred during the fusion of first branchial arch because all the five cases in Japanese literature were placed in the superior pole.