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gill arch

[gil]
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noun
  1. branchial arch.

Origin of gill arch

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for gill arch

Historical Examples

  • Note the gill-rakers, short and blunt, on the first gill-arch.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • Von Baer also confirmed Rathke's discovery of the operculum, assigning it, however, to the second gill-arch.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • Huschke was indeed the first to suggest that both upper and lower jaws were formed in the first gill-arch.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • On the three bones forming the first gill-arch are attached numerous appendages called gill-rakers .


gill arch in Medicine

gill arch

(gĭl)
n.
  1. branchial arch