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extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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Any of several elongate viviparous fishes of the family Pristidae distinguished by a dorsoventrally flattened elongated snout with stout toothlike projections along each edge.
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any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth
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