branchial cleft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n branchial cleft one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
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Usage

In literature:

The ninth nerve forks over the first branchial cleft.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
They are termed the "branchial clefts," and are seen in the embryos of all vertebrates.
"Embryology" by Gerald R. Leighton
Cranial nerves and branchial clefts are numbered with Roman figures.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
The relation of the branches of the vagus and glossopharyngeal to the branchial clefts requires no special remark.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In news:

Fourth branchial cleft cyst with no identifiable tract: Case report and treatment approach.
We describe a rare case of a fourth branchial cleft cyst that had no identifiable tract.
A branchial cleft anomaly presenting as an oropharyngeal mass.
Bilateral first and second branchial cleft fistulas: A case report.
Branchial cleft anomalies—which include branchial cysts, sinuses, and fistulas—are uncommon developmental defects of the neck.
Branchial cleft anomalies—which include branchial cysts, sinuses, and fistulas—are uncommon developmental defects of the neck.
S Gopalakrishnan, MS. Branchial cleft fistulae are rare congenital anomalies that arise from the abnormal persistence of branchial remnants.
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