Gill slits, Biology

Gill slits are the opening or the clefts between the gill arches in the fish. Water taken in by the mouth passes through the gill slits and bathes the gills. It also has rudimentary grooves in the neck area of embryos of air-breathing vertebrates such as humans; a characteristic of chordates.

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