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branchiostegous

[brang-kee-os-ti-guh s] /ˌbræŋ kiˈɒs tɪ gəs/
adjective, Ichthyology
2.
having covered gills.
Origin of branchiostegous
1760-1770
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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