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spiny-finned

[ spahy-nee-find ]
/ ˈspaɪ niˈfɪnd /
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adjective Ichthyology.
having fins with sharp bony rays, as an acanthopterygian.
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Origin of spiny-finned

First recorded in 1880–85
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spiny-finned

adjective
(of certain fishes) having fins that are supported by stiff bony spinesSee also acanthopterygian Compare soft-finned
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