Definition of Gill cleft

1. Noun. One of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gill Cleft

gilets
gilgai
gilgai soil
gilgais
gilgie
gilgies
gilgulim
gilguls
gill-less
gill-over-the-ground
gill arch
gill arch skeleton
gill bailer
gill bar
gill cleft (current term)
gill clefts
gill cover
gill fungus
gill net
gill raker
gill slit
gill trama
gillaroo
gillaroos
gilled
giller
gillers
gillespite
gillet

Literary usage of Gill cleft

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The lining of the gill cleft possesses over a less or greater extent of its area a richly developed network of capillary blood-vessels, through the thin ..."

2. A Laboratory Text-book of Embryology by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1910)
"Human Embryo in the Seventh Stage with One Gill-cleft Showing Externally. No human embryo with only one gill-cleft showing externally is known. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The typical functional gill cleft forms a vertical slit, having on each side ... The lining of the gill cleft possesses over a less or greater extent of its ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1902)
"Just as the ninth nerve bears a definite relation to the first gill-cleft, so does the' tenth or vagus nerve bear similar definite relations to the ..."

5. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"C. Further Development up to the Time when the Mouth and the First Gill-cleft Form. The embryo quits the egg-envelope very early, usually ¬°it about the ..."

6. Human embryology by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1897)
"As long known through comparative anatomy, the nerve typically forms two branches when it reaches the gill-cleft, and the general history of these branches ..."

7. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1902)
"Just as the ninth nerve bears a definite relation to the first gill-cleft, so does the tenth or vagus nerve bear similar definite relations to the remaining ..."

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