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Book Gill

  • Definition: Respiratory structure of aquatic chelicerates (Arthropoda) where many thin blood-filled gills are layered like the pages of a book. Gas exchange occurs as seawater passes between each pair of gills.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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