Definition of adipose fin in English:

adipose fin

Line breaks: adi|pose fin

noun

Zoology
  • A small, rayless, fleshy dorsal fin present in certain fishes, notably in the salmon family.
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    • Like all salmonids the grayling has a small adipose fin behind the dorsal fin.
    • Another physical characteristic of the brook trout is an adipose fin and a caudal fin that is slightly forked.
    • There is no dorsal adipose fin present on Rhadinesthes decimus.

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