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caudal fin Line breaks: cau¦dal fin

Definition of caudal fin in English:

noun

Zoology
Another term for tail fin.
Example sentences
  • Three fins in particular are observed to work together in a coordinated way during swimming: the pectoral fin, the caudal fin and the dorsal fin.
  • Another physical characteristic of the brook trout is an adipose fin and a caudal fin that is slightly forked.
  • Around 2.5m in length at a maximum, it is often smaller and easily recognised by its broad head, two large dorsal fins and a caudal fin that represents around one quarter of the whole body length.

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