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Gill rakers

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gill rakers (Anat) horny filaments, or progresses, on the inside of the branchial arches of fishes, which help to prevent solid substances from being carried into gill cavities.
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Usage

In literature:

Of what use are the gill rakers?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Many fishes make such use of the gill rakers.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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