gill raker
noun Date: 1880 any of the bony processes on a gill arch that divert solid substances away from the gills

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  • gill raker — one of a series of variously shaped bony or cartilaginous projections on the inner side of the branchial arch. The rakers have epithelial denticles and both their gross and fine structure serves to retain food particles in the mouth. The gill… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill raker — noun also gill rake Etymology: gill (III) : one of the bony processes on the inside of the branchial arches of fishes that help to prevent solid substances from being carried out through the branchial clefts * * * /gil/ (in fish) one of a series… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill raker — noun A bony, finger like projection of the gill arch filaments of fish, used for food retention in some species …   Wiktionary

  • gill raker — /gil/ (in fish) one of a series of stiff projections along the inner margins of the branchial arches that prevent food particles from passing through the branchial clefts. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • gill raker sieve — the set of gill rakers on the gill arches acting as a filter or sieve …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • micro-gill raker — micro branchiospine …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill rake — noun see gill raker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Raker — Rak er (r[=a]k [ e]r), n. [See 1st {Rake}.] 1. One who, or that which, rakes; as: (a) A person who uses a rake. (b) A machine for raking grain or hay by horse or other power. (c) A gun so placed as to rake an enemy s ship. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • branchiospina — (plural branchiospinae) gill raker (one of a series of variously shaped bony or cartilaginous projections on the inner side of the branchial arch. The rakers have epithelial denticles and both their gross and fine structure serves to retain food… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Centropomus — Temporal range: 55–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

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