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heterocercal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heterocercal  \Het`er*o*cer"cal\,  a.  [Hetero-  +  Gr  ?  tail.] 
  (Anat.) 
  Having  the  vertebral  column  evidently  continued  into  the 
  upper  lobe  of  the  tail,  which  is  usually  longer  than  the 
  lower  one  as  in  sharks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heterocercal 
  adj  :  (ichthyology)  possessing  a  tail  with  the  upper  lobe  larger 
  than  the  lower  and  with  the  vertebral  column  prolonged 
  into  the  upper  lobe  [ant:  {homocercal}] 




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