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[sawft-find, soft-]
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adjective Ichthyology.
  1. having fins supported by articulated rays rather than by spines, as a malacopterygian.
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Origin of soft-finned

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for soft-finned


  1. (of certain teleost fishes) having fins that are supported by flexible cartilaginous raysSee also malacopterygian Compare spiny-finned
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