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gill filament

[gil] /gɪl/
noun
1.
one of the threadlike processes forming the respiratory surface of a gill.
Origin of gill filament
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • In the gill filament the blood comes into contact with the free oxygen of the water bathing the gills.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter

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