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noun Zoology.
the fanlike posterior appendage of crayfish and lobsters, consisting of a telson and two uropods, used for rapid backward propulsion.
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Origin of tail fan

First recorded in 1890–95
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tail fan

noun
the fanned structure at the hind end of a lobster or related crustacean, formed from the telson and uropods
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