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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Under the tail; -- applied to the bones which support the caudal fin rays in most fishes.

from The 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.

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Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

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