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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 infant bull huss shark measuring less than 12cm in length was born after an eight-month incubation inside its egg-case, also known as a mermaid's purse.
Holly is on holiday when she finds a mermaid's purse on the beach.
Frances, who works in the National Sea-Life Centre in Bray, was surprised to find Gums still moving inside his damaged "Mermaid's Purse".
Scientists discovered a rare shark "nursery" with thousands of egg cases or "mermaid's purses" deposited on coral skeletons in the waters 200 miles off the western Irish coast. The discovery was made by a remotely operated vehicle exploring the region's cold-water coral reefs.
Marine community engagement officer for north Merseyside, Sally Tapp, said: "It is always a joy to see the look on children's faces when they discover that these mysterious mermaid's purses are actually the eggs laid by sharks, skates and rays.
Conservationists are urging beach goers to look out for the species' empty egg cases, known as mermaid's purses, so that they can take action to protect the last nursery grounds around Wales.
Officials with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore clarified these objects were what was known as "mermaid's purses" or "devil's pocketbooks" - the egg casings of sea skates.