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branchiostegal

adjective bran·chi·os·te·gal \¦braŋkē¦ästə̇gəl\

Definition of branchiostegal

  1. :  of or relating to the branchiostegals the branchiostegal membrane

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Origin and Etymology of branchiostegal

International Scientific Vocabulary branchi- + steg- + -al


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branchiostegal

noun bran·chi·os·te·gal \"\
variants: or

branchiostegal ray

Definition of branchiostegal

plural

-s

  1. :  one of the bony radiating processes of the hyoid arch that support the membranes enclosing the gill chamber in most fishes

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