[ brang-kee-os-ti-guh s ]
/ ˌbræŋ kiˈɒs tɪ gəs /

adjective Ichthyology.

having covered gills.

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.