adipose fin


Definition of adipose fin

: a soft fleshy rayless modification of the posterior dorsal fin found in certain fishes (such as salmons, characins, and typical catfishes)

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First Known Use of adipose fin

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Adipose fin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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