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a series of particles or waves traveling close together in parallel paths

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a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point

a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization

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any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish

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cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside

emit as rays

extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

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expose to radiation

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The good agreement we observed between our estimates of size at age 365 days based on otoliths and of size at age 1 yr based on fin rays provides a strong partial verification of our aging protocols for young swordfish.
fulminantis appear to be sister-species, since males of both species share several color and morphological fin traits such as a hyaline pectoral fin in males, dorsal, anal and caudal fins with bright-colored stripes parallel to fin rays, and the shape of dorsal and anal fins, elongated and pointed with short filaments (Costa 2006).
staecki in having a truncate caudal fin, but differs by a unique combination of character states: tip of pelvic fin reaching between base of 4th and 5th anal fin ray in males, and 39-42 scales in longitudinal series.
octotaenia of the Red Sea, in having rounded dorsal, anal, and caudal fins, and lacking prolonged dorsal fin rays.
And although no femur bone was found, pelvic fin material, including long fin rays, indicated the hind fin was at least as long and as complex as its forefin.
Various structures have been used in osseochronometry of fishes, including scales, otoliths, fin rays and spines, and opercular bones.
Many structures have been used to estimate the age of fishes, including scales, otoliths, vertebrae, fin rays and spines, opercular bones, cleithra, urohyal bone, and hyomandibular bone.
3M-P) from between the bases of the 2nd dorsal and anal fin rays (the 1st dorsal fin was not studied) cover the ovoidal distal radials (Hilton et al.
The zebrafish caudal fin is composed of numerous fin rays.
Meristic counts included: trunk rings, tail rings, dorsal fin rays, dorsal fin rings (subdorsal rings) over the trunk, subdorsal rings over the tail, and total dorsal fin rings.
00): (0) single long first ray connected to two proximal radials; (1) long fin ray connected to two proximal radials, preceded by one or two short fin rays.
Cave-adapted sculpin from Perry County, Missouri, have smaller eyes (1-6% SL), fewer pelvic fin rays (3 + 3 or 3 + 4), enlarged cephalic canal pores, and reduced pigmentation (Burr et al.
Scientific description utilises two main numerical techniques; `meristics' to count the number of bones, cartilage and fin rays in different parts of the fish, and `morphometrics' to measure the length of, or distance between physical features.