Noun Abdominales Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abdominales

Pronunciation:

/abˌdɒmɪˈneɪliːz/

Definition:
1.

noun

A (former) division of bony fishes comprising those with pelvic fins located on the belly, between the pectoral and anal fins; fishes of this division.
    ((n. pl.) A group including the greater part of fresh-water fishes, and many marine ones, having the ventral fins under the abdomen behind the pectorals.)


    Origin:
    Late 18th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From scientific Latin Abdominales, name of a division of fishes (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 330), use as noun of masculine plural of post-classical Latin abdominalis.

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