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gill raker

[gil] /gɪl/
noun
1.
(in fish) one of a series of stiff projections along the inner margins of the branchial arches that prevent food particles from passing through the branchial clefts.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • gill raker apparatus and food selectivity among mackerels, tunas, and dolphins.

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