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A (former) division of bony fishes comprising those with pelvic fins located on the belly, between the pectoral and anal fins; fishes of this division.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From scientific Latin Abdominales, name of a division of fishes (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 330), use as noun of masculine plural of post-classical Latin abdominalis.
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