accessory scale

noun

: a modified scale or elongate scalelike projection at the base of the pectoral or pelvic fins of certain bony fishes

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accessory scale was in 1858

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“Accessory scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accessory%20scale. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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