pterygiophore

pterygiophore
\\təˈrijēəˌfō(ə)r, teˈr-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: pteryg- + -phore
: one of the cartilaginous or bony elements (as basalia and radialia) by which rays of the fin of a fish are supported : actinost

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