gill bailer

noun

Definition of gill bailer

: a flat membranaceous expansion of the second maxilla in the crayfish and other decapod crustaceans by which water is scooped out of the gill cavity

called also gill scoop

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“Gill bailer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gill%20bailer. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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