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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

branchio-

Gills.

[Greek brankhia, gills.]

The branchia are the gills of fish and some invertebrate animals; the adjective relating to them is branchial. A branchiopod (Greek pous, pod-, foot) is a member of a class of crustaceans (the Branchiopoda) that includes water fleas and fairy shrimps, which have gills on the feet; the adjective branchiostegal (Greek stegē, covering) relates to the covering of gills.

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