There are 2 main translations of gill in Spanish

: gill1gill2

gill1

agalla, n.

Pronunciation /ɡɪl//ɡɪl/

noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    agalla feminine
    branquia feminine
    • Fish start to suffocate out of water and their gills may collapse and bleed.
    • Fish with torn gills die as inevitably as you would if your lungs were shredded.
    • 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.
    • Apparently squirting fresh water into the gills gets them off.
    • These fish do not have gills or opercula (gill coverings) like most bony fishes.
    • In fishes and some amphibians, the slits bear gills and are used for gas exchange.
    • Barracuda often pump their jaws in order to move water past their gills.
    • Fish, for example, pump water across their gills with their head muscles.
    • In any fish, when blood cycles through the gills to receive oxygen, it also cools to the temperature of the surrounding water.
    • 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.
    • At fish-cleaning stations, cleaner fish nibble the parasites from the gills and mouths of fishes much larger than they are.
    • In fishes there is equivalent ‘ventilation’ of the gills with water.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • To make matters worse, fish have large respiratory membranes, the gills, which expose a huge amount of surface area to the watery medium.
    • Cold, foamy water hushed over the rocks, and the gills of the fishes that swam in it caressed the rocks.
    • When in the water, they breathe with their gills as most fish do.
    • Some others, like the Siamese fighting fish, are capable of breathing air in addition to extracting oxygen from the water with their gills.
    • 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.
  • 2

    (of mushroom)
    laminilla feminine

There are 2 main translations of gill in Spanish

: gill1gill2

gill2

Pronunciation /dʒɪl//dʒɪl/

noun

  • 1

    medida para líquidos equivalente a la cuarta parte de una pinta o 0,142 l
    • A tot is a sixth, a fifth, a quarter or a third of a gill of whisky.
    • 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.
    • Her cheese pudding has an ounce and a half of breadcrumbs, an ounce of cheese, one gill of milk and half an egg.
    • Rustic enough that the notice over the bar still claimed to serve spirits in measures of 1/6 gill.
    • 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.