from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of a pair of lateral hind fins of fishes, attached to the pelvic girdle and corresponding to the hind limbs of higher vertebrates.
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- n. Either of a pair of fins on either side and towards the rear of a fish.
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- n. either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate
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