Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to homocercal: heterocercal
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • adj

Antonyms for homocercal

possessing a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral column (as in most bony fishes)

Related Words


References in periodicals archive ?
5 rays are connected to the superior hypural and 5 to the inferior; this provides a symmetric no specialized homocercal tail with 10 rays.
It is widely accepted that homocercal tail of Teleost is formed by two ural centra.
Tail kinematics of the chub mackerel Scomber japonicus: testing the homocercal tail model of fish propulsion.
The early life history stages used in our study were based on the flexion of the notochord that accompanies the hypochordal development of the homocercal caudal fin.