[brang-kee-os-ti-guh s]

adjective Ichthyology.

having covered gills.

Nearby words

  1. branchio-,
  2. branchiomotor nuclei,
  3. branchiopneustic,
  4. branchiopod,
  5. branchiostegal,
  6. branchlet,
  7. branchus,
  8. brancusi,
  9. brancusi, constantin,
  10. brand

Origin of branchiostegous

First recorded in 1760–70; branchio- + steg(o)- + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for branchiostegous

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