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gill filament

[gil] /gɪl/
noun
1.
one of the threadlike processes forming the respiratory surface of a gill.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • The top gill filament is usually longer than the remaining gill filaments on the stalk.
  • The top gill filament is usually longer than the rest of the gill filaments on the stalk.

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