[ brang-kee-os-ti-guhs ]

  1. having covered gills.

Origin of branchiostegous

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

Words Nearby branchiostegous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use branchiostegous in a sentence

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