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[ak-tuh-nop-tuh-rij-ee-uh n]
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the Actinopterygii, a group of bony fishes.
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  1. an actinopterygian fish.
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Origin of actinopterygian

< New Latin Actinopterygi(i) (plural) (actino- actino- + Greek pterýgi(on) fin, equivalent to pteryg- (stem of ptéryx wing) + -ion diminutive suffix) + -an
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Examples from the Web for actinopterygian

Historical Examples

  • Major adaptive levels in the evolution of the actinopterygian feeding mechanism.

    A New Genus of Pennsylvania Fish (Crossoperygii, Coelacanthiformes) from Kansas

    Joan Echols

actinopterygian in Science


  1. See ray-finned fish.
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