• synonyms

gill pouch

  1. branchial pouch.
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Origin of gill pouch

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples of gill pouch

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

    The Origin of Vertebrates

    Walter Holbrook Gaskell

British Dictionary definitions for gill pouch

gill pouch

  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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