Propterygium - definition of Propterygium by The Free Dictionary
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|n.||1.||(Anat.) The anterior of three principal cartilages in the fins of some 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).
Ethmoideo-parethmoidalis muscle (EPE): originates on the anterior part of the neurocranium, at the level of the anterior foramen of the preorbital channel, running posteriorly along the internal margin of the propterygium
, inserting on its internal margin.