Definition for AB-DOM'IN-AL

AB-DOM'IN-AL, n. [plur. Abdominals.]

In ichthyology, the abdominals are a class or order of fish whose ventral fins are placed behind the pectoral, and which belong to the division of bony fish. The class contains nine genera – the loche, salmon, pike, argentine, atherine, mullet, flying fish, herring, and carp. – Encyc.

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