There are 2 main translations of gill in Spanish

: gill1gill2

gill1

agalla, n.

Pronunciation /ɡɪl//ɡɪl/

noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    agalla feminine
    branquia feminine
    • In fishes and some amphibians, the slits bear gills and are used for gas exchange.
    • These fish do not have gills or opercula (gill coverings) like most bony fishes.
    • It takes several weeks after hatching to form and until then they are dependent on water absorbed through the gills, the same as any other fish.
    • When in the water, they breathe with their gills as most fish do.
    • In any fish, when blood cycles through the gills to receive oxygen, it also cools to the temperature of the surrounding water.
    • Fish are subject to a variety of maladies, such as grubs or worms, which may be found in or on the skin, attached to gills, or embedded in the flesh.
    • Barracuda often pump their jaws in order to move water past their gills.
    • In fish, the branchial apparatus forms a system of gills for exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and the water.
    • Otherwise they have to keep swimming to force oxygenated water past their gills.
    • At fish-cleaning stations, cleaner fish nibble the parasites from the gills and mouths of fishes much larger than they are.
    • White-tailed eagles, which inhabit the same territory, may struggle for hours merely to pry an opening around a fish's gills or front fin.
    • Fish, for example, pump water across their gills with their head muscles.
    • When you see an aquarium fish gulping water, or ‘making a gookie,’ you will also see the gill cover opening and the gills fluttering, as water is drawn over the gills and the fish breathes.
    • Apparently squirting fresh water into the gills gets them off.
    • Some others, like the Siamese fighting fish, are capable of breathing air in addition to extracting oxygen from the water with their gills.
    • In fishes there is equivalent ‘ventilation’ of the gills with water.
    • Fish with torn gills die as inevitably as you would if your lungs were shredded.
    • Cold, foamy water hushed over the rocks, and the gills of the fishes that swam in it caressed the rocks.
    • Fish start to suffocate out of water and their gills may collapse and bleed.
    • To make matters worse, fish have large respiratory membranes, the gills, which expose a huge amount of surface area to the watery medium.
  • 2

    (of mushroom)
    laminilla feminine

There are 2 main translations of gill in Spanish

: gill1gill2

gill2

Pronunciation /dʒɪl//dʒɪl/

noun

  • 1

    • Her cheese pudding has an ounce and a half of breadcrumbs, an ounce of cheese, one gill of milk and half an egg.
    • The sets of weights were once the work tools of the county's pound police where they were used to measure the pounds, ounces, quarters and gills of an untold number of items.
    • At school we had a free gill of milk each morning break as part of the government's plan to build a nation of healthy young things.
    • Rustic enough that the notice over the bar still claimed to serve spirits in measures of 1/6 gill.
    • A tot is a sixth, a fifth, a quarter or a third of a gill of whisky.

    medida para líquidos equivalente a la cuarta parte de una pinta o 0,142 l