spiny-finned

spiny-finned
spin′y-finned`
adj.
ich (of a fish) having fins supported by bony spines, as percoid fishes
Etymology: 1880–85

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • spiny-finned — [spī′nē find΄] adj. having fins in which the membrane is supported by spines …   English World 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 — ▪ animal also called  spiny rayed fish        any member of the superorder Acanthopterygii, including four orders of marine and freshwater fishes having fins with some spiny (as opposed to soft) rays Atheriniformes (atheriniform), Beryciformes,… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • spiny-finned — fish bearing fins with one or more spines …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spiny-finned — /spuy nee find /, adj. Ichthyol. having fins with sharp bony rays, as an acanthopterygian. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • spiny-finned — having sharp fins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spiny-finned — /ˈspaɪni fɪnd/ (say spuynee find) adjective having fins with sharp bony rays, as an acanthopterygian …  

  • spiny-rayed — spiny finned …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spiny-rayed — [spī′nērād΄] adj. 1. having pointed, stiff rays: said of a fin 2. SPINY FINNED * * * spin·y rayed (spīʹnē rād ) adj. Spiny finned. * * * …   Universalium

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