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gill pouch

[ gil ]

gill pouch

/ ɡɪl /

noun

  1. any of a series of paired linear pouches in chordate embryos, arising as outgrowths of the wall of the pharynx. In fish and some amphibians they become the gill slits


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gill pouch1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

The branchial unit in the vertebrate is not the gill-pouch, but the branchial bar or appendage between the pouches.

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