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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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Gape worms can remain active as cysts in the muscles of the earthworm for up to three years.Chickens mainly get infected by swallowing the larval stage of the worm carried in the intermediate host.
But Rhys Gabe had been born Rees Thomas Gape and was listed as such in the 1881 British Census, just six names away from his cousin Ivor Thomas Gape of Llangennech, near Llanelli, whose mother's maiden name was Jones.
We recorded the duration (in milliseconds) of the entire gape cycle and also the time that the outermost anterior and posterior labial tooth rows (A-1 and P-2/P-3, depending on surgery treatment) were attached to the algal-covered substrate.
affinis gape length resulting in the potential for gape-limitation.
I gaped at that hole the way girls used to gape when they heard the facts of life late: this thing goes into that, your mother and father did it and you will do it--never, they say passionately, never, never, their eyes wide open and their mouths open.
O akgotse gape barutabana, a supa fa go dira sentle ga bana go sa tla fela, mme go supa fa go ne go na le lenaneo le le neng le setswe morago ke barutabana le baithuti.
Tenders are invited for Supply of tree guards for plantation (gape filling) in different roads & streets
She said: "I usually have to wear a T-shirt under all my blouses and leave some buttons open because the buttons always gape if I try to do them up.
ABSTRACT We describe a novel sensor based on fiber optic technology for fine scale (~0.1 mm) laboratory measurements of valve gape in bivalve molluscs.
Mules helped gold miners reach claims, tourists gape at spectacular views, conservationists locate natural wonders, the Sierra Club find wilderness worth saving, hunters spot game, and Federal Land Management surveyors lay out tracts to preserve.
Fault zones that gape open to swallow people, speeding trains, and even small towns?
Armpits gape, legs cross each other, hands wrap around a pole from all directions in a kind of counterpoint.