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thread·fin

 (thrĕd′fĭn′)
n. pl. threadfin or thread·fins
Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Polynemidae, having threadlike rays extending from the lower part of the pectoral fin.
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threadfin

(ˈθrɛdˌfɪn)
n, pl -fin or -fins
(Animals) any spiny-finned tropical marine fish of the family Polynemidae, having pectoral fins consisting partly of long threadlike rays
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thread•fin

(ˈθrɛdˌfɪn)

n.
any spiny-rayed fish of the family Polynemidae, having the lower part of the pectoral fin terminating in threadlike rays.
[1885–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike raysthreadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
barbu, Polydactylus virginicus - found along western Atlantic coast
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