branchial arch

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one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians

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Gill rakers in Cetorhinus maximus are present on both sides of each of the five branchial arches.
This was particularly true for the jaws and branchial arches.
For tailbud stage embryos (~stage 24), staining was observed in the branchial arches, as well as along the dorsal midline in control and vehicle-alone conditions (Figure 8B) and in embryos exposed to nonylphenol (Figure 8D) or methoxychlor (data not shown).
1) Those 2 cases were associated with Goldenhar syndrome, a hereditary disorder characterized by several abnormalities that affect the first and the second branchial arches.
When the fish eggs hatched, the two found the branchial arches - bits of cartilage that support the gills and correspond to parts of the jaw in humans - appeared altered.