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Term: gill artery
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: gill
Synonyms: gills
Definition: Compound organ that consists of gill filaments, gill lamellae, gill rakers and pharyngeal arches 3-7. The gills are responsible for primary gas exchange between the blood and the surrounding water.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000354]
Name: artery
Synonyms: arterial system
Definition: Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000005]