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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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The gills, commonly known as the most infected body part of the host by parasites are deemed a rather complex organ.
Department of Transportations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill to be an imminent hazard to public safety, prohibiting him from operating any commercial motor vehicle in the United States.
GILLS Fish and Chips has recently undergone a huge refurbishment of its flagship store in Wallsend and is looking to share the new technology with all its customers.
In fish with carnivorous feeding habits, the gill rakers are long, hard and pointed, constituting an adaptation to protect the gills, prevent the escape of the prey and assist in swallowing (RODRIGUES & MENIN, 2006a, b; MACIEL et al.
The Gills, of Cwmduad, Carmarthenshire, who were arrested last May, had charged their patients.
Detective Inspector Steve Cockwell, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said after the hearing: "The victims in this case were clearly weak and exposed at a very difficult time in their lives and went to the Gills looking for support not exploitation.
Any guest who has booked a Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises or Azamara Club Cruises holiday with Gills Cruise Centre can call a dedicated customer services number on 01932 834 345 or gills@rccl.
London, January 14 (ANI): Biologists appear to be one step closer in solving the mystery behind the evolution of fish gills after researchers observed that regulating chemicals in their bodies may be a probable explanation.
HUMANS still have a kind of gills, a legacy from our sea-dwelling ancestors, experts believe.
It gets rid of the water by pushing it over its gills and out of its body.
The researchers compared DNA extracted from the gills of English sole in the Duwamish River (which flows into the sound through a heavily industrialized area in south Seattle) to DNA taken from fish in the relatively clean Quartermaster Harbor.
The palm trees give the house a tropical feel, right here in Chicago, something you don't really get," Gills laughs.
There are a lot more Michael Gills than Arab sheiks.
The gills themselves became lungs, and the hyomandibula was transformed into an auditory ossicle: the stapes.
Smooth muscles intrinsic to the gills of eulamellibranch bivalves possess the anatomical organization needed to regulate the dimensions of these water passageways.