actinopterygian

[ ak-tuh-nop-tuh-rij-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌæk təˌnɒp təˈrɪdʒ i ən /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Actinopterygii, a group of bony fishes.

noun

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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Scientific definitions for actinopterygian

actinopterygian
[ ăk′tə-nŏp′tə-rĭjē-ən ]

See ray-finned fish.
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