gill raker



(in fish) one of a series of stiff projections along the inner margins of the branchial arches that prevent food particles from passing through the branchial clefts.

Nearby words

  1. gill cleft,
  2. gill filament,
  3. gill fungus,
  4. gill net,
  5. gill pouch,
  6. gill slit,
  7. gill-netter,
  8. gill-over-the-ground,
  9. gillard,
  10. gilles de la tourette syndrome

Origin of gill raker

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019