Leptocercal
Leptocercal Lep`to*cer"cal, (l[e^]p`t[-o]*s[~e]r"kal), Leptocercous Lep`to*cerc"ous (l[e^]p`t[-o]*s[~e]rk"[u^]s),a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a long slender tail. [PJC]

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  • leptocercal — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|sərkəl adjective Etymology: lept + cercal 1. : tapering off to a long slender point used of the tail of a fish (as a sting ray) 2. : having a leptocercal tail * * * leptocercˈal adjective (Gr kerkos tail) slender tailed • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • leptocercal — a tail of attenuate or whip like form (leaf tail), e.g. in Macrouridae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • leptocercal — lep·to·cer·cal …   English syllables

  • Leptocercous — Leptocercal Lep to*cer cal, (l[e^]p t[ o]*s[ e]r kal), Leptocercous Lep to*cerc ous (l[e^]p t[ o]*s[ e]rk [u^]s),a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long slender tail. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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