(in fishes) either of a pair of fins on the lower surface of the body, corresponding to the hind limbs of a land vertebrate; ventral fin.
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Origin of pelvic fin
First recorded in 1905–10
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either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle of fishes that help to control the direction of movement during locomotion
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