branchial ray


branchial ray
A gill ray.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • branchial ray — the cartilaginous rod projecting out from the gill arch into the interbranchial septum which it supports and from the hyoid arch into the first hemibranch. Homologous with branchiostegal. Found in Elasmobranchii and Acanthodii …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill ray — branchial ray (the cartilaginous rod projecting out from the gill arch into the interbranchial septum which it supports and from the hyoid arch into the first hemibranch. Homologous with branchiostegal. Found in Elasmobranchii and Acanthodii) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Gill — (g[i^]l), n. [Dan. gi[ae]lle, gelle; akin to Sw. g[ a]l, Icel. gj[ o]lnar gills; cf. AS. geagl, geahl, jaw.] 1. (Anat.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia. [1913 Webster] Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills. Ray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gill arches — Gill Gill (g[i^]l), n. [Dan. gi[ae]lle, gelle; akin to Sw. g[ a]l, Icel. gj[ o]lnar gills; cf. AS. geagl, geahl, jaw.] 1. (Anat.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia. [1913 Webster] Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gill bars — Gill Gill (g[i^]l), n. [Dan. gi[ae]lle, gelle; akin to Sw. g[ a]l, Icel. gj[ o]lnar gills; cf. AS. geagl, geahl, jaw.] 1. (Anat.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia. [1913 Webster] Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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