Ichthyopterygium Ich`thy*op`te*ryg"i*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'ichqy`s, -y`os, a fish + ? a fin.] (Anat.) The typical limb, or lateral fin, of fishes. [1913 Webster]

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  • ichthyopterygium — 1) fin (flap like external organ concerned with locomotion in fishes. See dorsal, adipose, caudal, anal, pelvic (ventral), and pectoral fins) 2) more narrowly defined as the paired fin skeletons of fishes; girdle …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Ichthyopterygium — Ich|thy|op|te|ry|gi|um* das; s <zu ↑ichthyo..., gr. ptéryx, Gen. ptérygos »Flügel« u. ↑...ium> Fischflossenskelett, aus dem sich das Fuß u. Handskelett der übrigen Wirbeltiere ableitet (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ichthyopterygium — ich·thy·op·te·ryg·i·um …   English syllables

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  • Ichthyopterygia — Ich thy*op te*ryg i*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Ichthyopterygium}.] (Paleon.) See {Ichthyosauria}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiropterygium — |kīˌräptə|rijēəm noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from chir + pterygium : the typical jointed and fingered limb of a vertebrate animal conceived of as having developed from a finlike appendage compare ichthyopterygium …   Useful english dictionary

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