gill slit

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for gill slit

one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes

References in periodicals archive ?
Etmopterus joungi has relatively evenly-sized gill slit heights, whereas the gills of the type specimens of E.
Color pattern dominated by eight large dark brown saddle blotches, first on occiput, constricted medially, leading obliquely to blotch below eye; second above pectoral fins, followed anteroventrally by two dark blotches, lower over gill slits, followed by two blotches on dorsal surface connecting obliquely to two dark blotches on side, one below and extending into each dorsal fin and two across caudal fin; terminal lobe of caudal fin with irregular dark blotch; scattered small white spots present over body, most conspicuous within and at edges of large dark brown blotches.
Gill slits are long, thin openings behind their heads.
One shark accommodated them by swimming back and forth in front of the glass, gill slits quivering, eyes staring vacantly.
Some had red grinning mouths and red, comma-shaped gill slits.
He'd barely lost the trace of gill slits and already he was a member of the clan of crossings.
Why do human embryos develop gill slits they never use for respiration?
They're a type of parasitic catfish from Brazil that swim into the gill slits of larger fish to suck blood.
Work from my lab has shown that enteropneusts filter feed using a pharynx perforated with gill slits, just like the invertebrate chordates" stated Cameron.