Definition of Caudal fin

1. Noun. The tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates.

Exact synonyms: Tail Fin
Generic synonyms: Fin
Specialized synonyms: Heterocercal Fin, Homocercal Fin
Group relationships: Fish

Definition of Caudal fin

1. Noun. The tailfin of a fish and other aquatic vertebrates. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caudal Fin

cauda equina
cauda fasciae dentatae
cauda helicis
cauda nuclei caudati
cauda pancreatis
cauda striati
caudal anaesthesia
caudal anesthesia
caudal appendage
caudal block
caudal canal
caudal fin (current term)
caudal fins
caudal flexure
caudal keel
caudal keels
caudal ligament
caudal neuropore
caudal neurosecretory system
caudal pancreatic artery
caudal peduncle
caudal peduncles
caudal pharyngeal complex
caudal retinaculum
caudal transtentorial herniation

Literary usage of Caudal fin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"... as to dipnoi—in the shape of the caudal fin and its supports, which are scarcely more ... caudal fin ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"45106 (3663) has the caudal region and the caudal fin wanting. ... From the fork of the caudal fin to the front of the dorsal is 107 mm. ..."

3. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1899)
"The under surface of the caudal fin was also of the same yellowish white, ... 1 1 From posterior insertion of dorsal tin to medial notch of caudal fin . ..."

4. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"caudal fin either slightly excavated or convex mesially and slightly hollowed laterally. Lower Cretaceous of Istria, Dalmatia, Southern Italy, ..."

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