axonost
pterygiophore (the cartilage or bone on the outer end of which sit the median fin rays or spines), sometimes the proximal pterygiophore

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • axonost — ax·o·nost …   English syllables

  • axonost — ˈaksəˌnäst noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin axon + English ost : any of the interspinal bones supporting the dorsal and anal fins of a fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • os radiiferum — (plural ossa radiifera)) axonost or pterygiophore (the cartilage or bone on the outer end of which sit the median fin rays or spines, sometimes the proximal pterygiophore) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pterygiophore — the cartilage or bone on the outer end of which sit the median fin rays or spines and to which are attached erector and depressor fin muscles. There may be three cartilages that ossify into proximal, median and distal pterygiophores (or axonost,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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