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bran•chi•os•te•gal



Pronunciation: (brang"kē-os'ti-gul), [key] Ichthyol.

n.
Also called branchios'tegal ray". one of the long, curved bones just below the operculum, supporting the gill membranes.

adj.
of or pertaining to the branchiostegals.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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