What are pharyngeal slits?

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Pharyngeal slits are openings in the throat or pharynx. Pharyngeal slits are used by organisms to filter food particles from water. In fish pharyngeal slits become gils, which are also used to breathe air. Pharyngeal slits are a characteristic of all chordates and believe it or not, humans posses pharyngeal slits when in embryo form.
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