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spiny dogfish

noun
1.
any of several dogfish sharks of the genus Squalus, having a spine in front of each of the two dorsal fins, especially S. acanthias, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Scientists also focus on the reproduction, age and growth of the sleeper of the spiny dogfish.
  • We successfully conducted an extensive stress and survival study on spiny dogfish.

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