branchiostegal love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the bony rays under the head of a fish below the opercular bones and behind the lower jaw. They are connected by a membrane called the branchiostegal or gill-membrane.
  • Relating to or of the nature of a branchiostege.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the membrane covering the gills of fishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Of or pertaining to the operculum that covers the gill slits of fish
  • noun A branchiostegal ray.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek βράγχιον (brankhion, "gill (used in the plural)") + στέγω (stegō, "cover") +‎ -al



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