abranchiata definition

  • adjective:
    • Used as a particular epithet; without gills.
  • noun:
    • An obsolete order of annelids, so called considering that the types creating it do not have special organs of respiration.
    • some of a number of gill-less creatures excluding Abranchia.
  • noun-plural:
    • several annelids, so-called considering that the types creating it don't have any unique organs of respiration.
  • others:
    • A term often made use of as similar to Abranchia.
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