any small bone at the base of the gill arches (term no longer used)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • branchihyal — bran·chi·hy·al …   English syllables

  • branchihyal — I. |braŋkē|hīəl adjective Etymology: branchi + hyoid + al : of or relating to the elements or segments composing the branchial arches II. noun ( s) : an element or segment of a branchial arch …   Useful english dictionary

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