fin ray

ray1 (def. 9b).
[1860-65]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fin ray — Fin Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. {pen} a feather.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fin-ray — finˈ ray noun A horny rod supporting a fin • • • Main Entry: ↑fin …   Useful english dictionary

  • fin ray — noun : one of the horny dermal rods that form the projecting part of the skeleton of the fins of fishes * * * ray1 (def. 9b). [1860 65] * * * fin ray, a rod of cartilage or horny tissue which stiffens the fin of a fish. * * * n. see ray I (sense… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fin ray chamber — one of the compartments in the median fin fold (dorsal and ventral fin folds) into which project so called fin rays in Amphioxi …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fin ray counts — see the fin concerned; see also fin formula …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • anal fin ray count — enumeration of the soft anal fin rays. In fishes where the smaller rays in front gradually grade into larger rays, these smaller anterior rays are included in the count, e.g. Ictaluridae, Esocidae, Gadidae. Where the first small rays abruptly… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dorsal fin ray count — enumeration of the soft dorsal fin rays. In fishes where the smaller rays in front gradually grade into larger rays, these smaller anterior rays are included in the count, e.g. Ictaluridae, Esocidae, Gadidae. Where the first small rays abruptly… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • caudal fin ray count — usually only the principal or main rays are counted, the tiny rudimentary, often procurrent rays are not included. In fishes with branched rays, the principal count is the number of branched rays plus two. These rays are usually markedly larger… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fin — Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. {pen} a feather.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fin whale — Fin Fin, n.[OE. finne, fin, AS. finn; akin to D. vin, G. & Dan. finne, Sw. fena, L. pinna, penna, a wing, feather. Cf. {pen} a feather.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.