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gill cleft

  1. branchial cleft.
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Origin of gill cleft

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • A gill-cleft has been noticed in Epicrium glutinosum (Mller), and in Cœcilia oxyura.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • These outgrowths are formed both by the lining of the gill-cleft and by the adjoining mesoblast.