rattail

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rattail

[′rat‚tāl]
(metallurgy)
A small irregular line marking a minor buckle on the surface of a casting.
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The feeding habits of slope dwelling macrourid fishes in the eastern North Pacific.
The largest sequence divergence in terms of amino acid substitutions ranges between 47 and 55 when compared with deep-water macrourids, and similarly to LDH-A, an indel had to be added in the sequences of the gadiform species at position 76 to obtain a complete alignment (Table 7).
Generally, the deep-sea fishes found at the lower abyssal depths are macrourids (rat-tails) and ophidiids (cusk-eels), and at hadal depths, liparids (snailfish).