American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having fins supported by sharp, spiny, inflexible rays. Used of a fish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ichthyology, having spinous fin-rays; spine-finned; acanthopterygious.
- adj. of or relating to fish with spiny fins
“Among the spiny-finned fishes, the Sticklebacks are the prettiest, but so savage that they often occasion much mischief.”
“The next two cases include the remaining specimens of the spiny-finned fish.”
“Cuvier, with not a few of the ichthyologists who preceded him, arranged the fishes into two distinct series, -- the Cartilaginous and Osseous; and these last he mainly divided into the hard or spiny-finned fishes, and the soft or joint-finned fishes.”
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