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stingray

(stĭng′rā′)
n.
Any of various rays chiefly of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail armed with one or more venomous spines used for defense. Also called stingaree.

stingray

[sting′rā]
Etymology: AS, stingan + L, raia, ray-fish
a flat, long-tailed fish bearing barbed spines on its back that are connected to sacs of venom. Spasm of the skeletal muscles, severe local pain, seizures, and dyspnea may occur if a person's skin is broken by the spines. See also sea urchin sting.

stingray

(stĭng′rā)
Any of the rays of the family Dasyatidae with wide pectoral fins that resemble wings. Venom glands are located in the spine running along the top of its whiplike tail; severe injuries can be inflicted if this spine penetrates the skin.
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