Adipose fin
Adipose Ad"i*pose` (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat, grease.] Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty. [1913 Webster]

{Adipose fin} (Zo["o]l.), a soft boneless fin.

{Adipose tissue} (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat. [1913 Webster]


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  • adipose fin — a small fleshy fin lacking rays or spines but reinforced by actinotrichs posterior to the soft dorsal fins (rarely a hard ray or a few soft rays may be developed in the adipose fin of certain catfishes), e.g. in Salmonidae, Osmeridae,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • adipose fin — noun A soft, fleshy fin found on the back of a fish behind the dorsal fin and just forward of the caudal fin …   Wiktionary

  • adipose fin — a small, fleshy fin, usually lacking rays, behind the main dorsal fin in trouts, catfishes, and other bony fishes. * * * …   Universalium

  • adipose fin — /ædəpoʊs ˈfɪn/ (say aduhpohs fin) noun a finlike projection, fleshy and lacking rays, behind the dorsal fin, as in the trout and salmon …   Australian English dictionary

  • adipose fin — noun Zoology a small, rayless, fleshy dorsal fin present in certain fishes, notably in the salmon family …   English new terms dictionary

  • adipose fin — noun : a soft fleshy rayless modification of the posterior dorsal fin found in certain fishes (as salmons, characins, and typical catfishes) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ventral adipose fin — a fin before the anal fin on the belly …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Adipose — Ad i*pose (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat, grease.] Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty. [1913 Webster] {Adipose fin} (Zo[ o]l.), a soft boneless fin. {Adipose tissue} (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adipose tissue — Adipose Ad i*pose (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat, grease.] Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty. [1913 Webster] {Adipose fin} (Zo[ o]l.), a soft boneless fin. {Adipose tissue} (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adipose clip — removal of the adipose fin in a hatchery reared fish, indicating that it contains a coded wire tag, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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