spiny-rayed

adjective

1
: having spiny rays
used of a fin
2
: having fins with one or more spiny rays : spiny-finned
used of a fish, especially of the Acanthopterygii
compare soft-rayed

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“Spiny-rayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny-rayed. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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