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hypural

adjective hy·pu·ral \(ˈ)hī¦pyu̇rəl\

Definition of hypural

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting the bony structure chiefly formed of the expanded and more or less fused hemal spines of the last few vertebrae that supports the caudal fin rays in most teleost fishes

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Origin and Etymology of hypural

hypo- + ur- (tail) + -al


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hypural

noun hy·pu·ral \"\

Definition of hypural

plural

-s

  1. :  a hypural bone

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