from The Century Dictionary.
- Bearing gills; having branchiæ.
- Of or pertaining to the Branchifera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Anat.) Having gills; branchiate.
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- adjective anatomy Having
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Little heed was paid to his opinion by most systematists, and when, more than half a century later, the axolotl was found to breed in its branchiferous condition, the question seemed to be settled once for all against him, and the genus _Siredon_, as it was called by J. Wagler, was unanimously maintained and placed among the permanent gill-breathers.
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mollusque commented on the word branchiferous
Bearing gills (as opposed to ramiferous, bearing branches).
January 7, 2008