gill filaments
1. Finger-like subdivisions of gills of various invertebrates.
2. (ANNELIDA)
Finger-like extensions of the body wall that function in respiration.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • gill cavity — noun or gill chamber Etymology: gill (III) : the space between the gill arches and the gill cover into which the gill filaments project …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill — 1) a paired respiratory organ in fishes consisting of gill filaments on the gill arch in the posterior portion of the head and usually providing the primary exchange of gases between the blood and the surrounding water 2) to catch a fish in a …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill arch — the endochondral skeletal support of the gill which bears the gill filaments and the gill rakers. Consists of pharyngobranchials, epibranchials, ceratobranchials and hypobranchials. Usually 4 in teleosts, can be as many as 16 in some Cyclostomata …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill tuft — a fluffy cluster of gill filaments, e.g. in Syngnathidae. See also tuft gill …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill rod — one of a series of gelatinous rods supporting the pharynx in Amphioxi. Also the ossified or cartilaginous rods supporting the individual gill filaments in teleosts …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill sinusoid — the wide, thin walled capillaries found in the secondary lamellae on the gill filaments. They are short and have large lumina …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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

  • Gill clefts — 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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