soft ray

noun

Definition of soft ray

: a fish's fin ray made up of numerous short slightly movable joints giving it some flexibility and usually dividing into two or more slightly diverging branches opposed to spiny ray

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“Soft ray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft%20ray. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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