Soft-finned
Soft-finned Soft"-finned`, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the fin rays cartilaginous or flexible; without spines; -- said of certain fishes. [1913 Webster]

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  • soft-finned — [sôft′find΄, säft′find΄] adj. Zool. having fins with soft rays instead of hard spines …   English World dictionary

  • soft-finned — adjective of or relating to fish with soft fins • Pertains to noun: ↑soft finned fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-finned — /ˈsɒft fɪnd/ (say soft find) adjective (of fish) having fins supported by articulated rays rather than by spines, as a malacopterygian (contrasted with spiny finned) …   Australian English dictionary

  • soft-finned — /sawft find , soft /, adj. Ichthyol. having fins supported by articulated rays rather than by spines, as a malacopterygian. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • soft-finned — having a fin supported by flexible or jointed rays …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • soft-finned — having flexible fins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soft-finned fishes — menkiažuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas būrys atitikmenys: lot. Gadiformes angl. anacanthe; anacanthinse; soft finned fishes; spineless jugular fishes rus. трескообразные ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulinės žuvys… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • soft-finned fish — noun any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii • Syn: ↑malacopterygian • Ant: ↑spiny finned fish • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan • …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiny-finned — adjective of or relating to fish with spiny fins • Pertains to noun: ↑spiny finned fish * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having fins with some spiny rays opposed to soft finned; used of members of the Acanthopterygii * * * /spuy nee find /, adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiny-finned fish — noun a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays • Syn: ↑acanthopterygian • Ant: ↑soft finned fish • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan …   Useful english dictionary

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