Definition of Metapterygial. Meaning of Metapterygial. Synonyms of Metapterygial

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Definition of Metapterygial

Metapterygial
Metapterygium Me*tap`te*ryg"i*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? after + ? fin.] (Anat.) The posterior of the three principal basal cartilages in the fins of fishes. -- Me*tap`ter*yg"i*al, a.

Meaning of Metapterygial from wikipedia

- metapterygium observed in modern-day sharks, but had an additional long, metapterygial structure called a fin whip. These fin whips contain at least 22 axial...
- virtually the entire pelvic fin. The second, consists of a prominent metapterygial plate. The claspers, in the male, are separated from the body of the...
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