hypural

adjective
hy·​pu·​ral | \ (ˈ)hī¦pyu̇rəl \

Definition of hypural

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

hypural

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of hypural (Entry 2 of 2)

: a hypural bone

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History and Etymology for hypural

Adjective

hypo- + ur- (tail) + -al

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“Hypural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypural. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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