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[hoh-muh-sur-kuh l, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈsɜr kəl, ˌhɒm ə-/

adjective, Ichthyology.
having an equally divided tail, characteristic of adult modern bony fishes.
/ˌhəʊməʊˈsɜːkəl; ˌhɒm-/
(ichthyol) of or possessing a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral column, as in most bony fishes Compare heterocercal


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