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gill arch

[gil] /gɪl/
Origin of gill arch
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There it is chewed, so to speak, by teeth on the modified lower branches of the last gill arch.
  • If the fish is small, remove the entire gill arch and transfer to a slide.
  • The number of gill rakers on the upper and lower limbs of the first left gill arch were also recorded for each fish.
  • Wet mounts of gill filaments are made by using a small pair of surgical scissors to remove a portion of one gill arch.
  • Only lath-shaped gill rakers on the first gill arch are included in gill raker counts.
  • Gill rakers are often aligned in two rows on each gill arch, an outer row of longer rakers and an inner row of short stubs.
gill arch in Medicine

gill arch n.
See branchial arch.

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