soft-finned

adjective

Definition of soft-finned

: having fins in which the membrane is supported entirely or almost entirely by soft or articulated rays used of the more advanced teleost fishes opposed to spiny-finned

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soft entry 1 + fin + -ed

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“Soft-finned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft-finned. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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