external gill

NOUN
  1. occurs in some mollusks and in tadpoles and other immature amphibians
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How To Use external gill In A Sentence

  • This condition, called neoteny, means it keeps its tadpole-like dorsal fin, which runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which protrude from the back of its wide head. undefined
  • Their stream-lined bodies entirely lack hindlimbs, their forelimbs are reduced, they have lidless eyes, and large external gills and gill slits.
  • The ghostly looking Mexican axolotl retains some of its larval features for life, including its feathery pink external gills.
  • They might have been external gills, some kind of vestigial ornamentation, or a sex attractant. The Dig
  • It always breeds in a larval condition, its external gills growing into great branching bushes on either side of its neck.
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