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- ‘The larva probably possessed the scraping mouth parts and the branchial filter seen in most extant anuran larvae, and likewise probably also pumped water rhythmically.’
- ‘Janvier agrees that gills, and perhaps the external branchial skeleton, are primitive to the chordates.’
- ‘For the past few years, the near-consensus has been that basal craniates had gills that were supported by a branchial basket, if they were supported at all.’
- ‘Due to the reduction of the hyoid and branchial arches, no other means than the suction flow seems to be available for this function.’
- ‘The history of the epibranchials presumably begins wherever vertebrates first developed a jointed, internal branchial arch rather than an unjointed, external branchial basket.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.