from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In fishes, the membrane which lies beneath the operculum and covers the gills; the branchiostegal membrane. It is supported by the branchiostegal rays.

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

  • (Anat.) The branchiostegal membrane. See Illustration in Appendix.

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

  • noun anatomy The branchiostegal membrane.


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