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Noun: branchial arch  brang-kee-ul aa(r)ch
  1. One of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
    - gill arch, gill bar

Derived forms: branchial arches

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Encyclopedia: Branchial arch