branchiostegal ray
branchiostegal is preferred

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • branchiostegal ray — noun see branchiostegal II …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • branchiostegal — I. |braŋkē|ästə̇gəl adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary branchi + steg + al : of or relating to the branchiostegals the branchiostegal membrane II. noun or branchiostegal ray …   Useful english dictionary

  • branchiostegal — /brang kee os ti geuhl/, Ichthyol. n. 1. Also called branchiostegal ray. one of the long, curved bones just below the operculum, supporting the gill membranes. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the branchiostegals. [1740 50; BRANCHIO + STEG(O) + AL1] * …   Universalium

  • gill ray — branchial ray (the cartilaginous rod projecting out from the gill arch into the interbranchial septum which it supports and from the hyoid arch into the first hemibranch. Homologous with branchiostegal. Found in Elasmobranchii and Acanthodii) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • branchial ray — the cartilaginous rod projecting out from the gill arch into the interbranchial septum which it supports and from the hyoid arch into the first hemibranch. Homologous with branchiostegal. Found in Elasmobranchii and Acanthodii …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Ichthyology terms — Ichthyology uses several terms that are unique to the science.Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z NOTOC A * Abdomen: belly * Abdominal: pertaining to the belly * Actinosts: a series of bones at the base of the pectoral… …   Wikipedia

  • filiform — round and very slender; cord like; in the form of a thread or filament, e.g. first dorsal ray in Chauliodus (Chauliodontidae), a branchiostegal ray …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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