Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated beneath or on the under side of the tail: specifically applied in ichthyology to bones beneath the axis of the tail, supporting finrays.
- n. In icnth., the bone winch supports the caudal fin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Under the tail; -- applied to the bones which support the caudal fin rays in most fishes.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
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A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
in the Century Dictionary definition of 'menhaden' there is a misprint - I speculate- o 'qreen-tailed'for green-tailed. BUT there are alot of odd-tails out there..............
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