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branchiostegous

[ brang-kee-os-ti-guhs ]
/ ˌbræŋ kiˈɒs tɪ gəs /
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adjective Ichthyology.

having covered gills.

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Origin of branchiostegous

First recorded in 1760–70; branchio- + steg(o)- + -ous
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  • The jaws, the uneven lobate disk of the preoperculum and the branchiostegous membrane are naked, the rest of them being scaly.

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