Definition of Pelvic fin

1. Noun. Either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate.

Exact synonyms: Ventral Fin
Generic synonyms: Fin



Definition of Pelvic fin

1. Noun. (ichthyology) Either of a pair of fins on either side and towards the rear of a fish. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelvic Fin

pelurious
pelves
pelvi-
pelvic
pelvic abscess
pelvic arch
pelvic axis
pelvic canal
pelvic cavity
pelvic cellulitis
pelvic diaphragm
pelvic direction
pelvic exenteration
pelvic fascia
pelvic fin (current term)
pelvic fins
pelvic floor
pelvic floors
pelvic ganglia
pelvic girdle
pelvic girdles
pelvic haematocele
pelvic index
pelvic inflammatory disease
pelvic kidney
pelvic limb
pelvic lines

Literary usage of Pelvic fin

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1. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"pelvic fin ; v. J. ventral fin. (After Day.) Including the Cat-fishes or ... pelvic fin ; t>./. / and 2, ventral fins. (After Cuvier.) or jugular. ..."

2. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"His main argument is based on the fact that a variable but often considerable number of the spinal nerves in front of the pelvic fin are united, ..."

3. A Course in Vertebrate Zoölogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1905)
"The skeleton of the pelvic fin consists of a long, more or less curved rod of ... Draw the pelvic fin and girdle. The pectoral girdle is a U-shaped ..."

4. A Course in Vertebrate Zoölogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1905)
"The skeleton of the pelvic fin consists of a long, more or less curved rod of ... Draw the pelvic fin and girdle. The pectoral girdle is a U-shaped ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1883)
"4.—Eight pelvic fin of specimen 1. .. •">.—-Left pelvic fin of specimen 1. „ 6.—Left pelvic fin of specimen 2. „ 7.—Eight pelvic fin of specimen 2. ..."

6. Colorado College Studies. by Colorado College (1890)
"In the Bazine specimen: the body; a pectoral and a pelvic fin, both practically complete; part of the lower lobe of the caudal fin; an imprint of the dorsal ..."

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