homocercal

adjective
ho·​mo·​cer·​cal | \ ˌhō-mə-ˈsər-kəl How to pronounce homocercal (audio) , ˌhä- \

Definition of homocercal

1 of a fish tail fin : having the upper and lower lobes approximately symmetrical and the vertebral column ending at or near the middle of the base
2 : having or relating to a homocercal tail fin

First Known Use of homocercal

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homocercal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homocercal. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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