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branchiostegous

[brang-kee-os-ti-guh s]
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adjective Ichthyology.
  1. branchiostegal.
  2. having covered gills.

Origin of branchiostegous

First recorded in 1760–70; branchio- + steg(o)- + -ous
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Historical Examples

  • The jaws, the uneven lobate disk of the preoperculum and the branchiostegous membrane are naked, the rest of them being scaly.

    Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.

    J Lort Stokes