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gill pouch

[gil] /gɪl/
Origin of gill pouch
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The branchial unit in the vertebrate is not the gill-pouch, but the branchial bar or appendage between the pouches.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for gill-pouch

gill pouch

any of a series of paired linear pouches in chordate embryos, arising as outgrowths of the wall of the pharynx. In fish and some amphibians they become the gill slits
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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