Definition of Branchiostegal. Meaning of Branchiostegal. Synonyms of Branchiostegal

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Definition of Branchiostegal

Branchiostegal
Branchiostegal Bran`chi*os"te*gal, a. [Gr. ? gill + ? to cover: cf. F. branchiost[`e]ge.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the membrane covering the gills of fishes. -- n. (Anat.) A branchiostegal ray. See Illustration of Branchial arches in Appendix. Note: This term was formerly applied to a group of fishes having boneless branchi[ae]. But the arrangement was artificial, and has been rejected.

Meaning of Branchiostegal from wikipedia

- A branchiostegal lung is a respiration organ used by some air-breathing arthropods. It is one of the most significant adaptations of some crabs and hermit...
- branchiostegal membrane The membrane connecting the branchiostegal rays and enclosing the gill chamber ventrally. branchiostegals, branchiostegal ray(s)...
- abdomens and stop carrying a s****. Coconut crabs have organs known as branchiostegal lungs, which are used for breathing, instead of their vestigial gills...
- book lungs. The coconut crab is terrestrial and uses structures called branchiostegal lungs to breathe air. They cannot swim and would drown in water, yet...
- teeth, only 3 branchiostegal rays, and a small dorsal fin. Meanwhile the bowfins have a terminal mouth, 10-13 flattened branchiostegal rays, and a long...
- absent in most species, and the lateral line is uninterrupted. The branchiostegal rays (bony rays supporting the gill membranes behind the lower jaw)...
- they grow older. Some species of crab use a respiratory organ called a branchiostegal lung. Its gill-like structure increases the surface area for gas exchange...
- respiratory organs of terrestrial hermit crabs (Coenobita and Birgus): gills, branchiostegal lungs and abdominal lungs". Arthropod Structure & Development. 34 (1):...
- fin, single gular plate, heterocercal caudal fin, 10 to 13 flattened branchiostegal rays, maxilla included in gape, and prominent ocellus near upper base...
- the anal fin with four, and the caudal fin with 19. There are six branchiostegal rays and 19 vertebrae; the parietal is lacking throughout life, there...
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