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Synonyms for gill

a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142

a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces

any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus


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respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water

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For example, mucous secretion in marine fish gills is their chief defense against gill parasites (Khan 1987, Lafferty 1997).
bilineata Ayres, 1855) from the Gulf of Alaska and northern rock sole from the Aleutian Islands were examined for gill parasites.
Our main objective was to quantify differences in the prevalence (percent fish infested) and mean intensity (average number of parasites per infested fish) of gill parasites infesting the northern and southern rock soles (see Margolis et al.
Fish examined Fish infested Area and at sea for with either rock sole species gill parasites gill parasite Gulf of Alaska Northern 225 58 Southern 282 15 Aleutian Islands Northern 237 89 Naobranchia occidentalis Area and Prevalence Mean rock sole species (%) intensity Range Gulf of Alaska Northern 22 4.
A total of 237 northern rock soles from 8 trawl hauls was examined at sea for gill parasites: 90 fish appeared to have at least one gill parasite and their heads were frozen at sea (Table 2).