- a small, detached ray of a fin in certain fishes, as mackerels.
Origin of finlet
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Each of the peculiar dorsal spines is primitively a single spine, not a finlet of several pieces, as some have suggested.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan