caudal fin


noun

the terminal vertical fin of a fish.

Nearby words

  1. cauda pancreatis,
  2. caudad,
  3. caudaite,
  4. caudal,
  5. caudal anesthesia,
  6. caudal flexure,
  7. caudal transverse fissure,
  8. caudate,
  9. caudate lobe,
  10. caudate nucleus

Also called tail fin.

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British Dictionary definitions for caudal fin

caudal fin

noun

the tail fin of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates, used for propulsion during locomotion
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