gill arch

[ gil ]
/ gɪl /

noun

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Origin of gill arch

First recorded in 1875–80

Words nearby gill arch

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Example sentences 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

Medical definitions for gill arch

gill arch
[ gĭl ]

n.

branchial arch
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