Ten Spines on the Fins of a Bony Fish

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“A fin-spine; one of the unjointed and unbranched sharp bony rays of the fins, such as those the presence of which gives name to the acanthopterygian fishes; a spinous fin-ray, as distinguished for a soft ray.”

Illustration of the dorsal fins of the acanthopterygian fish.


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5835


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