Mesopterygium - definition of Mesopterygium by The Free Dictionary
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|n.||1.||(Anat.) The middle one of the three principal basal cartilages in the fins of fishes.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The procondyle articulates with the propterygium; the mesocondyle with the mesopterygium
, and the metacondyle with the metapterygium, which are located along the horizontal axis of the scapulacoracoid.
Total pectoral-fin radials 106-107 (105-107); propterygium 41-42 (40-41), mesopterygium
21 (19-20), metapterygium 44 (46).