accessory scale


Definition of accessory scale

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

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First Known Use of accessory scale

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Accessory scale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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