A gill that develops_from a pharyngeal gill precursor. [ OBOL:automatic ]

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Term information

database cross reference
  • MIAA:0000134
  • EFO:0000933
  • XAO:0000120
  • BTO:0000518
  • TAO:0000354
  • NCIT:C92593
  • MAT:0000134
  • UMLS:C0017558 (ncithesaurus:Gill)
  • VHOG:0001214
  • GAID:1218
  • OpenCyc:Mx4rvVi9dZwpEbGdrcN5Y29ycA
  • ZFA:0000354

uberon_slim, efo_slim

plural term
gills [ VHOG:0001214 ]


A gill that develops_from a pharyngeal gill precursor.

external definition

The respiratory organ of most aquatic animals that breathe water to obtain oxygen, consisting of a filamentous structure of vascular membranes across which dissolved gases are exchanged. [Free_Online_Dictionary]

Anatomical structure consisting of a series of membranes which allow dissolved oxygen from the water to pass into the bloodstream and carbon dioxide to pass out of the bloodstream.[AAO]

has related synonym



homology notes

Gill slits in the pharyngeal region of the intestine, which are also present in (at least) tunicates and acranians, are taken over to the craniote ancestor.[well established][VHOG]