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gill cover

n.
Translations
غلاف الخيشوم
skřele
gællelåg
kopoltyúfedõ
tálknlok
žiabrové viečko
solungaç kapağı

gill

(gil) noun
1. one of the openings on the side of a fish's head through which it breathes.
2. a leaf-like structure on the lower side of the top of a mushroom.
gill cover
a fold of skin protecting the gills.
References in periodicals archive ?
Appearance Fish: fish net surface, natural color, this type of characteristic, slight damage to gill covers no more than 20% of the fish (in a row).
As we pulled into the area, before we could get a cast in, the fish surfaced 40 feet from the boat, its head out just beyond its gill covers.
Sea robins have large bony heads with spines along the gill covers that provide protection from predators.
Give that fish even a second to reach a crack or crevice and he'll park his backside, flare his gill covers against the walls and he's not coming out.