Basipterygium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Basipterygium (Anat) A bar of cartilage at the base of the embryonic fins of some fishes. It develops into the metapterygium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n basipterygium In ichthyology, the basal bone of a fin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ba`sis a base + ptery`gion a fin

Usage

In literature:

I shall call the basal bar the basipterygium.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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