gill cleft
noun Date: circa 1889 1. gill slit 1 2. gill slit 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gill cleft — [gil] n. 1. VISCERAL CLEFT 2. GILL SLIT …   English World dictionary

  • gill cleft — n GILL SLIT …   Medical dictionary

  • gill cleft — noun one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes • Syn: ↑gill slit, ↑branchial cleft • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑anatomical structure, ↑complex body part, ↑bodily structure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill cleft — gill slit …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill cleft — /gil/. See branchial cleft. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • gill slit — noun one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes • Syn: ↑branchial cleft, ↑gill cleft • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑anatomical structure, ↑complex body part, ↑bodily structure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill slit — n one of the openings or clefts between the gill arches in vertebrates that breathe by gills through which water taken in at the mouth passes to the exterior and bathes the gills also BRANCHIAL CLEFT * * * a long narrow opening from the pharynx… …   Medical dictionary

  • cleft — A fissure. anal c. SYN: intergluteal c.. branchial clefts a bilateral series of slitlike openings into the pharynx through which water is drawn by aquatic animals; in the walls of the clefts are the vascular gill filaments that …   Medical dictionary

  • gill — gill1 gill less, adj. gill like, adj. /gil/, n. 1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water. 2. Also called lamella. one of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap of an agaric… …   Universalium

  • gill slit — /gil/. See branchial cleft. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

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