Propterygia
Propterygium Prop`te*ryg"i*um, n.; pl. {Propterygia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ? a fin.] (Anat.) The anterior of three principal cartilages in the fins of some fishes. -- {Prop`ter*yg"i*al}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • Propterygĭa — Propterygĭa, die Rochengattung Flügelköpfe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • propterygia — plural of propterygium …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Propterygial — Propterygium Prop te*ryg i*um, n.; pl. {Propterygia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ? a fin.] (Anat.) The anterior of three principal cartilages in the fins of some fishes. {Prop ter*yg i*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Propterygium — Prop te*ryg i*um, n.; pl. {Propterygia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ? a fin.] (Anat.) The anterior of three principal cartilages in the fins of some fishes. {Prop ter*yg i*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flügelköpfe — (Cephaloptera Dum.), Abtheilung aus der Knorpelfischgattung Roche; die Rochen mit abgestutztem Kopf u. verlängerten Brustflossen, welche flügel od. hörnerähnliche Fortsätze bilden; die Zähne sind kleiner als bei anderen Rochen u. dabei klar… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • propterygium — (plural propterygia)) the anterior basal cartilage of the paired fins of Elasmobranchii, Holocephali and primitive Teleostomi. It is often the shortest of the three basal cartilage. In skates and rays the pectoral propterygium is elongated… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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