Definition of Branchiostegidae
: a small family of marine percoid fishes (such as the blanquillos) having an elongate body, long dorsal and anal fins, and thoracic or subjugular ventral fins
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Origin and Etymology of branchiostegidae
New Latin, from Branchiostegus, type genus (from branchi- + -stegus, from Greek stegē roof, cover) + -idae — more at thatch
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