gill arch

[gil]
|

noun


Nearby words

  1. gilgal,
  2. gilgamesh,
  3. gilgul,
  4. gilguy,
  5. gill,
  6. gill bar,
  7. gill book,
  8. gill box,
  9. gill cleft,
  10. gill filament

Origin of gill arch

First recorded in 1875–80

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gill arch

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

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

  • 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


Medicine definitions for gill arch

gill arch

[gĭl]

n.

branchial arch

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.