Homocercal meaning

hōmə-sûrkəl, hŏmə-
Relating to, designating, or characterized by a tail fin having two symmetrical lobes extending from the end of the vertebral column, as in most bony fishes.
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Designating, of, or having a tail fin in which the upper and lower lobes are symmetrical and in which the spine is shortened and ends at or near the center of the base, as in most bony fishes.
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(ichthyology) Describing the symmetric tail of a fish that has two lobes extending from the end of the vertebral column.
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Origin of homocercal

  • homo– Greek kerkos tail –al

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition