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Also called branchiostegal ray. one of the long, curved bones just below the operculum, supporting the gill membranes.
of or relating to the branchiostegals.
Historical Examples

The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

(zoology) of or relating to the operculum covering the gill slits of fish: branchiostegal membrane, branchiostegal rays


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