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homocercal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homocercal  \Ho`mo*cer"cal\,  a.  [Homo-  +  Gr  ?  tail.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Having  the  tail  nearly  or  quite  symmetrical,  the  vertebral 
  column  terminating  near  its  base;  --  opposed  to  heterocercal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homocercal 
  adj  :  (ichthyology)  possessing  a  symmetrical  tail  that  extends 
  beyond  the  end  of  the  vertebral  column  (as  in  most  bony 
  fishes)  [ant:  {heterocercal}] 




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