branchiostegous

adjective bran·chi·os·te·gous \¦braŋkē¦ästəgəs\

Definition of branchiostegous

  1. 1 :  branchiostegal

  2. 2 :  having the gills covered

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Origin and Etymology of branchiostegous

probably from French branchiostège + English -ous


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