homo cercal

homocercal

[hoh-muh-sur-kuhl, hom-uh-]
adjective Ichthyology.
having an equally divided tail, characteristic of adult modern bony fishes.


Origin:
1830–40; homo- + cerc- (< Greek kérkos tail) + -al1

homocercy [hoh-muh-sur-see, hom-uh-] , homocercality [hoh-muh-ser-kal-i-tee, hom-uh-] , noun
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homocercal (ˌhəʊməʊˈsɜːkəl, ˌhɒm-)
 
adj
ichthyol Compare heterocercal of or possessing a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral column, as in most bony fishes
 
[C19: from homo- + Greek kerkos tail]

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