Basipterygium


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Ba`sip`te`ryg´i`um


n.1.(Anat.) A bar of cartilage at the base of the embryonic fins of some fishes. It develops into the metapterygium.
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The pelvic basipterygium is visible at 9 DPH and begins ossifying at the distal end at approximately 17 DPH.