actinopterygian

adjective
ac·​ti·​nop·​te·​ryg·​i·​an | \ ¦ak-tə-ˌnäp-tə-ˈri-jē-ən \

Definition of actinopterygian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Actinopterygii

actinopterygian

noun
ac·​ti·​nop·​te·​ryg·​i·​an | \ ¦ak-tə-ˌnäp-tə-ˈri-jē-ən \
plural -s

Definition of actinopterygian (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of the Actinopterygii

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First Known Use of actinopterygian

Adjective

1871, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actinopterygian

Adjective

New Latin Actinopterygii + English -an

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“Actinopterygian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actinopterygian. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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