actinopterygian

[ak-tuh-nop-tuh-rij-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. an actinopterygian fish.

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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actinopterygian

[ăk′tə-nŏp′tə-rĭjē-ən]
  1. See ray-finned fish.
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