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  • proper n. An order of fish, including the greater part of fresh-water fishes, and many marine ones, having the ventral fins under the abdomen behind the pectorals. This order is now a synonym within the order Cypriniformes.

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New Latin, from Latin stem of abdomen ("belly, abdomen") +‎ -ales (Wiktionary)

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