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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated beneath or on the under side of the tail: specifically applied in ichthyology to bones beneath the axis of the tail, supporting finrays.
  • noun In icnth., the bone winch supports the caudal fin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Under the tail; -- applied to the bones which support the caudal fin rays in most fishes.

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  • adjective anatomy Under the tail; applied to the bones that support the caudal fin rays in most fishes.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

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