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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See gill arch.

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  • n. Any of a series of bony looped structures which support the gills of fish

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians


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