(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.
/ˈɡɪlreɪ/ noun 1. James. 1757–1815, English caricaturist
[gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. the respiratory organ of aquatic animals, as fish, that breathe oxygen dissolved in water. 2. Also called lamella. one of the radiating vertical plates on the underside of the cap of an agaric mushroom. 3. . verb (used with object) 4. to gut or clean (fish). Idioms 5. to catch (fish) […]
[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun, plural gillies. Scot. 1. . [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun, plural gillies. 1. a truck or wagon, especially one used to transport the equipment of a circus or carnival. verb (used with or without object), gillied, gillying. 2. to carry or be carried on a gilly. [gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/ noun 1. Scot. […]
[gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. . /ɡɪl/ noun 1. any of a series of paired linear openings to the exterior from the sides of the pharynx in fishes and some amphibians. They contain the gills gill slit n. One of several rudimentary invaginations in the embryonic surface, present during development of air-breathing vertebrates and corresponding to […]