noun Mi·crop·ter·us

Definition of Micropterus

  1. :  a genus of sunfishes (family Centrarchidae) to which the American freshwater black basses belong

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Origin and Etymology of micropterus

New Latin, from micr- + -pterus; from the fact that the specimen on which the name was based had a mutilated dorsal fin and the author of the name consequently believed its fins were small

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a brief usually trivial fact

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