isocercal


isocercal
diphycercal (an internally and externally symmetrical tail fin. May be secondarily acquired from the homocercal condition by loss of the real caudal fin and the gaining of a new one from dorsal and anal elements, e.g. in Gadidae)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • isocercal — iso·cer·cal …   English syllables

  • isocercal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • anisocercal — |sarkəl adjective Etymology: anis (I) + cercal : not isocercal * * * anisocercal / sûrˈkl/ adjective (of fishes) with unequal tail lobes • • • Main Entry: ↑aniso …   Useful english dictionary

  • -cercal — |sərkəl, ə̄k adjective combining form Etymology: French cerque (from Greek kerkos tail) + English al : tailed homocercal iso …   Useful english dictionary

  • isocercy — noun see isocercal …   Useful english dictionary