epipleural bone
(rib) one of a series of bones found in the horizontal septum (separating the upper and lower muscle masses of the body - epaxials and hypaxials). Epipleural ribs may be associated with the anterior pleural ribs, e.g. in Perca or with the vertebra, e.g. in Gobiidae. Also called dorsal rib and intermuscular bone

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • epipleural — I. “+ adjective Etymology: epi + pleural 1. : arising from or attached to a rib 2. [New Latin epipleuron + English al] : of or in the region of the epipleurals or epipleura II. noun : a spine or bone arising from the rib of a fish and pa …   Useful english dictionary

  • dorsal rib — epipleural bone (rib)(one of a series of bones found in the horizontal septum (separating the upper and lower muscle masses of the body epaxials and hypaxials). Epipleural ribs may be associated with the anterior pleural ribs, e.g. in Perca or… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • metaxymiost — a rib like bone (but not a rib) formed in the intermuscular septa. Dorsally called epineural bones, centrally epicentral bones and ventrally epipleural bones (more or less related to the vertical ribs). Also called intermuscular bones …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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