Caducibranchiate Ca*du`ci*bran"chi*ate, a. [L. caducus falling (fr. cadere to fall) + E. branchiate.] (Zo["o]l.) With temporary gills: -- applied to those Amphibia in which the gills do not remain in adult life. [1913 Webster]

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  • caducibranchiate —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|braŋkēə̇t, ēˌāt adjective Etymology: New Latin Caducibranchiata : caducibranch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perennibranchiate — Per*en ni*bran chi*ate, a. [See {Perennial}, and {Branchiate}.] 1. (Anat.) Having branch[ae], or gills, through life; said especially of certain Amphibia, like the menobranchus. Opposed to caducibranchiate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Belonging… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English