geph·​y·​ro·​cer·​cal | \ ¦jefə(ˌ)rō¦sərkəl \

Definition of gephyrocercal

1 : having the dorsal and anal fins confluent at the aborted end of the vertebral column of a fish's tail
2 : having or relating to a gephyrocercal tail

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Other Words from gephyrocercal

gephyrocercy \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ˌsərsē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for gephyrocercal

Greek gephyro- (from gephyra) + English -cercal

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“Gephyrocercal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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