Pterygopodia
Pterygopodium Pter`y*go*po"di*um, n.; pl. {Pterygopodia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a fin + ?, dim. of ?, ?, a foot.] (Anat.) A specially modified part of the ventral fin in male elasmobranchs, which serves as a copulatory organ, or clasper. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pterygopodium — Pter y*go*po di*um, n.; pl. {Pterygopodia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a fin + ?, dim. of ?, ?, a foot.] (Anat.) A specially modified part of the ventral fin in male elasmobranchs, which serves as a copulatory organ, or clasper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

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