branchiostegite

noun bran·chi·os·te·gite \ˌbraŋkēˈästəˌjīt\

Definition of branchiostegite

plural

-s

  1. :  the extended pleural part of the carapace forming one wall of the gill chamber in crustaceans

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Origin and Etymology of branchiostegite

branchi- + stegite


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