Typically, 6 arch's in vertebrates; in the lower vertebrates, they bear gills; in the higher vertebrates, they appear transiently and give rise to specialised structures in the head and neck.
Synonyms: pharyngeal arches, visceral arches.
(05 Mar 2000)
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branchial cartilages, branchial cleft cyst
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