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Meaning of "gill slit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GILL SLIT

gill slit  [ɡɪl] play
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Gill slit is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GILL SLIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gill slit

Gill slit

Gill slits are individual openings to gills, i.e., multiple gill arches, which lack a single outer cover. Such gills are characteristic of cartilaginous fish such as sharks, and rays. Most of these have five pairs, but a few species have 6 or 7 pairs. Shark gill slits are not covered, but lie in a row behind the head. The anterior edge of a gill slit is motile, moving outward to allow water to exit, but closing to prevent reverse flow. This modified slit, called a spiracle, lies just behind the eye, which assists the shark with taking in water during respiration and plays a major role in bottom–dwelling sharks. Spiracles are reduced or missing in active pelagic sharks. While the shark is moving, water passes through the mouth and over the gills in a process known as "ram ventilation". While at rest, most sharks pump water over their gills to ensure a constant supply of oxygenated water. A small number of species have lost the ability to pump water through their gills and must swim without rest. These species are obligate ram ventilators and would presumably asphyxiate if unable to move. Obligate ram ventilation is also true of some pelagic bony fish species.

Definition of gill slit in the English dictionary

The definition of gill slit in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILL SLIT

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Gillespie
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gillie
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gilliflower
Gillingham
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WORDS THAT END LIKE GILL SLIT

alit
backlit
banana split
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chick lit
clit
Dalit
flit
gaslit
greenlit
lickety-split
lit
moonlit
relit
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starlit
sunlit
tallit
unlit

Synonyms and antonyms of gill slit in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gill slit» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of gill slit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gill slit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gill slit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鳃缝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enmalle hendidura
570 millions of speakers

English

gill slit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिल भट्ठा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخيشومية شق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жаберной щели
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gill fenda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গিল চেরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fente branchiale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gill celah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kiemenspalte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鰓スリット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아가미 슬릿
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gill slit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mang khe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கில் பிளவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिल स्लिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Solungaç yarık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gill slit
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szczelina skrzelowych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зябрової щілини
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gill fantă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απλάδια σχισμή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kieuspleet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gill slits
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gill slit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gill slit

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The term «gill slit» is used very little and occupies the 179.075 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILL SLIT»

Discover the use of gill slit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gill slit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Geology of Michigan
HIGHER FISH (SHARK) Gill arch Gill slit, Skull / Mandibular arch Mandibular arch Hyoid arch Hyoid arch Hyomandibular (hyoid arch) Figure xiv-2. Origin and development of jaws in vertebrates. 1) Jawless condition found in modern lampreys ...
John Adam Dorr, Donald F. Eschman, 1970
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Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
mouth pharyngea pouches pharyngeal grooves (furrows) spiracle 2 gill slit 3 B Fig. 10.1 1 . Diagrams to illustrate the formation of pharyngeal pouches (A-B) and gill slits (C) . The gill arches are numbered I-VII, and the gill slit anterior to each ...
Marvalee H. Wake, 1992
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The Human Evolution Coloring Book, 2e
Eight structures derive from the first gill arch, three from the first gill slit, four from the second gill arch, and three from the second gill slit Begin by coloring the titles (a), (b), (c), and (d) and the magnified first and second gill arches and gill slits in ...
Coloring Concepts Inc., 2001
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krishna's Chordata
These are visceral pouches. Opposite to each pouch the overlying ectoderm invaginates as a visceral furrow. The pouches meet the furrows, and the fusion area breaks and in this way gill slits and gill pouches develop. The first gill slit (or gill ...
Dr. M. C. Bhatnagar, Dr. Geeta Bansal
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Biological Asymmetry and Handedness
The original left gill slit, that had become dorsal, was also on the left side of the new organism . . . . Frankel: New left or old dorsal? Jefferies: New left and new dorsal, and old left as well. The single gill slit of solutes, as seen in Dendrocystoides, ...
CIBA Foundation Symposium, 2008
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A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Fishes: North America
Gill slit extends down to area in front of upper 6-8 pectoral fin rays. Dark (mostly olive) above; paler below. Sometimes has about 4 pale stripes on side. Often has olive-brown speckles on body and fins. To 4% in. (11 cm). Range: Bering Sea to  ...
Roger Tory Peterson, William N. Eschmeyer, Earl S. Herald, 1999
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Biology
Gigot Gigot Gill slit Gill slit Gizzard Gizzard gigot The thigh of a sheep. gill (1) A spore-releasing lamella on the underside of the cup of a toadstool or mushroom. (2) The specialized respiratory (gas exchange) organ of an aquatic animal. gill ...
Diagram Group Staff, 2009
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A Dictionary of Biology
(I) Inpushing of epidermis corresponding to gill-pouch (q.v.); (2) Synonymous with gill-slit (q.v.). GILL FUNGI. Fungi belonging to the family Agaricaceae of the Basidiomycetes; possessing a characteristic fruit-body consisting of a stalk (stipe)  ...
Michael Abercrombie, Clarence James Hickman, M. L. Johnson, 1951
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Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment
... of gill slit Chondrocranium, cucullaris Raphe of first gill slit Scapulocoracoid cartilage Coracoarcualis, pectoral girdle Gill slit Tendinous sheath of hyomandibular cartilage Tendinous sheath of hyomandibular cartilage Coracomandibularis, ...
‎2011
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Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias
... second dorsal 160.0 34.8 157.0 36.1 101.0 33.6 135.0 35.5 162.0 34.4 34.9 ± 0.9 5 Between dorsal bases 116.0 25.2 100.0 23.0 71.0 23.6 93.0 24.5 116.0 24.6 24.2 ± 0.8 6 Snout to first gill slit 100.0 21.7 90.0 20.7 60.0 19.9 80.0 21.1 91.0 ...
A. Peter Klimley, David G. Ainley, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILL SLIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gill slit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists relish the head of a rare basking shark, all 600kg of it
We took it from the tip of the snout to the, just behind the last gill slit, right at the pectoral fins, because that's what we could fit onto our trailer. «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Now this really is the Cadillac of crossovers
The side profile's most striking feature is the indented body shape, courtesy of two strong character lines that sweep from the gill slit along the ... «durhamregion.com, Jun 15»
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2015 Cadillac SRX Luxury Collection Edition
The side profile's most striking feature is the indented body shape, courtesy of two strong character lines that sweep from the gill slit along the door handles up ... «Wheels.ca, May 15»
4
Daily Strange: The anti-romantic octopus
This lucky female seldom even notices the encounter, even though the arm is left behind to wander her body until it finds the gill slit. There the ... «V Spectator, Mar 15»
5
Kohli: Eastern hellbender and common mudpuppy
They also have a single gill slit present on each side of their neck, but it does not function as gills. Male Hellbenders create a nesting site under ... «Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Aug 14»
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AMSEA offers class on common commercial fishing injuries
... on commercial fishing boats throughout Alaska involves reaching just below the head of a freshly caught fish into its gill slit, grabbing the gills ... «Kenai Peninsula Online, Jun 14»
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FWC announces swordfish rule changes for state waters
Modifying the minimum cleithrum-to-keel (CK) limit from 29 to 25 inches for all harvesters. The cleithrum is the bony area right behind the gill slit ... «TCPalm, Nov 13»
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Innate barometer in birds evolved from ancient fish sense organ
... position within the head, that is, in the wall of the 'spiracle' – the first gill slit – from which the middle ear cavity of all land vertebrates evolved. «Phys.Org, Sep 12»
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Fact-Checking Wikipedia on Common Descent: The Evidence from …
To take another example, the pharyngeal pouches and ridges (the "gill slit" region) in humans does not develop even partly into gills. In fish ... «Discovery Institute, Oct 11»
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if pharyngeal slits turn into gills, why don't humans have gills?
In fish, each gill slit has an accompanying set of blood vessels (5 in most sharks – at Massey we used to dissect them out as part of first-year bio ... «Sciblogs, Jun 11»

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