diphycercal definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or designating a tail fin where the vertebral line reaches the tip, with shaped upper and lower components.
    • explaining a symmetric tail fin where vertebral line reaches the tip
    • obtaining the end fin split into two equal parts by the notochord, or end associated with vertebral line; protocercal. See protocercal.
    • Having or designating a tail fin in which the vertebral line extends to the tip, with shaped upper and reduced parts.
    • explaining a symmetric tail fin in which the vertebral column reaches the tip
    • Having the end fin divided in to two equal parts by the notochord, or end associated with vertebral column; protocercal. See protocercal.
  • others:
    • In ichthyology, obtaining the end symmetrical, or comprising equal top and reduced halves, with regards to the bones which support it, the termination of the spinal column or the notochord not bent upward as it is often the situation in fishes. See homocercal, hypural, heterocercal.
    • In ichthyology, getting the end shaped, or composed of equal top and reduced halves, with regards to the bones which support it, the termination of the spinal column or even the notochord not being bent ascending as is usually the situation in fishes. See homocercal, hypural, heterocercal.

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