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  • Having permanent gills: contrasted with pulmonate or pulmonated: as, “branchiated Vertebrata,”

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  • adjective (Anat.) Furnished with branchiæ.

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  • adjective anatomy Furnished with branchiae.

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  • adjective provided with gills


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From New Latin branchiatus


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  • The original six specimens received in 1864 at the Jardin des Plantes, which had been carefully kept apart from their progeny, remained in the branchiate condition, and bred eleven times from 1865 to 1868, and, after a period of two years 'rest, again in 1870.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • Thus we see that in our aquariums most of the axolotls remain in the branchiate condition, transformed individuals being on the whole very exceptional.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • However, these transformed salamanders, of which twenty-nine were obtained from 1865 to 1870, did not breed, although their branchiate brethren continued to do so very freely.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • This Rigellian professor of sociology, standing at his desk, was physically a monster ... the oil-drum of a body, the four blocky legs, the mufti - branchiate tentacular arms, that immobile dome of a head, the complete lack of eyes and of ears ... nevertheless Samms 'mind fused with the monstrosity's as smoothly, as effortlessly, and almost as completely as it had with his own daughter's!

    First Lensman

  • But there is no reason to suppose that a congenital defect of thyroid arising as a mutation was the original cause of the neoteny, _i. e._ the peisistence of the larval or aquatic, branchiate condition.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • The Frog is a tailless, lung-breathing, branchiate vertebrate, with four limbs typically differentiated, undergoing a complete metamorphosis, and provided with teeth along the margins of the upper jaw.

    The Common Frog

  • Trifurcifer, a small reptile which I found, some years ago, inhabiting the mud of the salt lakes of Balkhan, which fills up a long-desired link between the Chelonia and the Perenni branchiate Batrachians, and, as I think, though Professor Brown differs from me, connects both with the

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography


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