branchiostegous [brang-kee-os-ti-guh s] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Ichthyology.
- having covered gills.
Origin of branchiostegous First recorded in 1760–70; branchio- + steg(o)- + -ous Examples from the Web for branchiostegous Historical Examples of branchiostegous
The jaws, the uneven lobate disk of the preoperculum and the branchiostegous membrane are naked, the rest of them being scaly.
Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.
J Lort Stokes