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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One of the organs on the sides of a fish through which it breathes

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: One of the organs on the sides of a fish through which it breathes. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A unit for measuring liquid, equal to ¼ pint.

Usage examples (34)
  • When buying whole fish, look at the gills to see how fresh it is.
  • Comb-like structures called gill rakers filter tasty critters like krill out of the water for the sharks to dine on.
  • From mouth, water reaches pharyngeal chamber where it passes through the structures called gill rakers to reach the gill chamber.
  • Another character that unites the chordates is the pharyngeal arches and pouches sometimes inaccurately called gill arches and gill slits. for more
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  • ''gill" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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