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gill slit

Syllabification: gill slit
Pronunciation: /ˈɡil ˌslit/

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Definition of gill slit in English:


1Any of a series of openings between the gill arches of a fish, through which water passes from the pharynx to the exterior, bathing the gills in the process.
2A set of grooves similar to gill slits found in embryos of higher vertebrates.

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