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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dorsal fin(noun)

    unpaired median fin on the backs of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates that help to maintain balance


  1. dorsal fin(Noun)

    A fin located on the backs of fish and some marine mammals.


  1. Dorsal fin

    A dorsal fin is a fin located on the backs of various unrelated marine and freshwater vertebrates, including most fishes, cetaceans, and the ichthyosaurs. Depending on the species, an animal may have one or two of them. Wildlife biologists often use the distinctive nicks and wear patterns which develop on the dorsal fins of large cetaceans to identify individuals in the field. The bony or cartilaginous bones that support the base of the dorsal fin in fishes are called pterygiophores.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dorsal fin

    The median fin placed upon the back of fishes.

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How to say dorsal fin in sign language?

  1. dorsalfin


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dorsal fin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dorsal fin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dorsal fin in a Sentence

  1. Jim Serpa:

    When I saw the big bulbous head, the tiny dorsal fin way back on its back and the dagger teeth, I knew exactly what it was. It also had an odd blowhole thats farther up than any other whale and slightly off-center.

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