meaning of abranchiate

abranchiate meaning in General Dictionary

Without gills

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  • having no gills
  • Without gills.

abranchiate meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Without gills.


Sentence Examples with the word abranchiate

Although the lungs are present in such forms as preserve the gills throughout life, it is highly remarkable that quite a number of abranchiate salamanders, belonging mostly to the subfamilies Desmognathinae and Plethodontinae, are devoid of lungs and breathe entirely by the skin and by the bucco-pharyngeal mucose membrane (20).

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