spiny-finned

[ spahy-nee-find ]
/ ˈspaɪ niˈfɪnd /

adjective Ichthyology.

having fins with sharp bony rays, as an acanthopterygian.

Nearby words

  1. spiny dogfish,
  2. spiny dormouse,
  3. spiny lizard,
  4. spiny lobster,
  5. spiny rat,
  6. spiny-headed worm,
  7. spiny-rayed,
  8. spiny-rayed fish,
  9. spir-,
  10. spiracle

Origin of spiny-finned

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for spiny-finned

spiny-finned

adjective

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