Definition of Branchiostegal

1. a. Pertaining to the membrane covering the gills of fishes.



Definition of Branchiostegal

1. Adjective. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the operculum that covers the gill slits of fish ¹

2. Noun. A branchiostegal ray. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Branchiostegal

1. A branchiostegal ray. This term was formerly applied to a group of fishes having boneless branchiae. But the arrangement was artificial, and has been rejected. Origin: Gr. Gill + to cover: cf. F. Branchiostege. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Branchiostegal

branchiogastropoda
branchiogenic
branchioma
branchiomere
branchiomeric
branchiomeric muscles
branchiomerism
branchiomotor
branchiomotor nuclei
branchiopod
branchiopod crustacean
branchiopoda
branchiopodan
branchiopodous
branchiopods
branchiostegal (current term)
branchiostegals
branchiostege
branchiosteges
branchiostegous
branchiostoma
branchiura
branchless
branchlet
branchlets
branchlike
branchline
branchlines
brancht
branchwork

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