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gape

the width of the widely opened mouth of a vertebrate

gape

[gāp]
(anatomy)
The margin to margin distance between open jaws.
(invertebrate zoology)
The space between the margins of a closed mollusk valve.
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A re seo ke botlhaswa, gape se sokodisa bodiredi ka ba tshelela mo letlhokong la dikoloi tse di sa baakangweng ka nako.
Yes, Fred S Jackson, John Jones, Trooper Gape and others were really Ivor Thomas Gape, who seemingly left Morriston to seek his fortune at the turn of the century.
For example, from maximum gape to complete jaw closure in the control tadpole, the lower labial tooth rows maintained contact with the algal covered surface (Fig.
This may have resulted from difficulty in detection of small individuals, rather than from gape limitation.
O boletse gape fa ba kwadisitse kgang ya go utswiwa ga koloi ya lephata la thuto, e go ya ka ditlhatlhomiso go supagalang e nyeletse mo gare ga kgwedi eno e le masome mabedi le bobedi le masome a mabedi le boraro.
Parameters used to approximate pumping rate have included valve gape, pallial cavity pressure, excurrent flow velocity, and clearance rates (Table 1).
Mrs Gape suffered whiplash and a stiff arm during the attack.
Filter-feeding bivalves are able to sense the presence of suspended food particles in the ambient water, and this sensitivity is reflected in the gape of the valves (Jorgensen 1975).
The lower one has an extra hinge, so the tadpole can open its mouth to a superwide gape.
Gape Kapler's 92 RBI is a number unmatched in minor-league baseball thus far in 1998.
7 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B, they propose that the gape redness of a begging nestling indicates whether the young bird is battling infection.
The American League squad includes Jacksonville's (Detroit) Gape Kapler (Taft High) and Orlando's (Seattle) Sean Spencer, a former JetHawk.