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Relating to, designating, or characterized by a tail fin having two symmetrical lobes extending from the end of the vertebral column, as in most bony fishes.
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(Zoology) ichthyol of or possessing a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral column, as in most bony fishes. Compare heterocercal
[C19: from homo- + Greek kerkos tail]
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ho•mo•cer•cal(ˌhoʊ məˈsɜr kəl, ˌhɒm ə-)
having an equally divided tail, characteristic of adult modern bony fishes.
ho′mo•cer`cy (-ˌsɜr si) n.
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|Adj.||1.||homocercal - possessing a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral column (as in most bony fishes)|
ichthyology - the branch of zoology that studies fishes
heterocercal - possessing a tail with the upper lobe larger than the lower and with the vertebral column prolonged into the upper lobe
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