basipterygium


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basipterygium

[bə‚sip·tə′rij·ē·əm]
(vertebrate zoology)
A basal bone or cartilage supporting one of the paired fins in fishes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The cartilaginous pterygiophore and basipterygium developed before fin rays.