from The Century Dictionary.
- Having covered gills: as, a branchiostegous fish.
- Covering the gills: as, the branchiostegous membrane.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Anat.) Branchiostegal.
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In almost all the fish that appear at our tables the space which occurs within the arched sweep of the lower jaws is mainly occupied by a complicated osseous mechanism, known to anatomists as the hyoid bone and branchiostegous rays; and which serves both to support the branchial arches and the branchiostegous membrane.
The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland
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