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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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Historical Examples
  • On the three bones forming the first gill-arch are attached numerous appendages called gill-rakers .

  • Note the gill-rakers, short and blunt, on the first gill-arch.

  • Von Baer also confirmed Rathke's discovery of the operculum, assigning it, however, to the second gill-arch.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Huschke was indeed the first to suggest that both upper and lower jaws were formed in the first gill-arch.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
gill-arch in Medicine

gill arch n.
See branchial arch.

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