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gill filament

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noun
  1. one of the threadlike processes forming the respiratory surface of a gill.

Origin of gill filament

First recorded in 1840–50
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Historical Examples

  • Gill-filament ventrally directed and reflected, connected by ciliated junctions.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1

    Various