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tail fan

noun, Zoology.
1.
the fanlike posterior appendage of crayfish and lobsters, consisting of a telson and two uropods, used for rapid backward propulsion.
Origin of tail fan
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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tail fan

noun
1.
the fanned structure at the hind end of a lobster or related crustacean, formed from the telson and uropods
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