gill filament

gill filament
the thread-like, soft, red respiratory and excretory structure projecting outward from the gill arch

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • gill filament — noun or gill leaflet Etymology: gill (III) : one of the filamentous or laminar processes making up a gill * * * /gil/ one of the threadlike processes forming the respiratory surface of a gill. [1840 50] * * * gill filament, the threadlike part of …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill filament — /gil/ one of the threadlike processes forming the respiratory surface of a gill. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • gill lamella — (plural gill lamellae)) the transverse vertical platelet on the gill filament, through which capillaries run. The primary gill lamellae carry numerous fine layers called secondary lamellae which are the actual regions of respiration and excretion …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill leaflet — noun see gill filament …   Useful english dictionary

  • filament — noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin filamentum, from Late Latin filare to spin more at file Date: 1594 a single thread or a thin flexible threadlike object, process, or appendage: as a. a tenuous conductor (as of carbon or metal)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postrematic filament — one of the anterior set of gill filaments extending into the gill slit in front of each gill arch at the posterior border of the gill slit …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pretrematic filament — one of the posterior set of gill filaments extending into the gill slit behind each gill arch at the anterior border of the gill slit …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • folia branchialis — gill filament (the thread like, soft, red respiratory and excretory structure projecting outward from the gill arch) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Aquatic respiration — is the process whereby an aquatic animal obtains oxygen from water. Earth s natural bodies of water have a low oxygen concentration much lower than the level of oxygen in air at the earth s surface. Smaller organisms can obtain sufficient oxygen… …   Wikipedia

  • Port Jackson shark — Taxobox name = Port Jackson shark status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Heterodontiformes familia = Heterodontidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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