tail fin


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tail fin

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tailfin

(tāl′fĭn′)
n.
A fin at the posterior part of the body of a fish, crustacean, whale, or other aquatic animal.
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The control group fish and the fish treated with a dose of 10 mg.[L.sup.-1] of indomethacin showed a similar regenerative process of the tail fin. One day after partial amputation of the tail fin, epidermal cells migrated and completely covered the cut edge, achieving its complete formation on the second day of regeneration (Figure 1).
Acanthostega has feebler limbs and a large tail fin, and seems to have been more aquatic.
Wings for all Airbus jets are made on Deeside but the tail fin is manufactured elsewhere in Europe before final assembly takes place at Toulouse, France.
"Painting of Airbus tail fins with the Durr robot will not only give us an improved finish quality but also a consistent film thickness helping to reduce paint consumption and overall film weight upon the stabilisers," reports Olaf Rokitta, Airbus team manager for the new paintshop, Stade.
An aircraft's tail fin is known as a vertical stabilizer.
Instead, it's all now ruined by a tail fin or a side fin or an aerodynamically enlarged fin - as seen in our picture on the left.
He opens his mouth for examinations and turns over and offers his tail fin to give blood samples.
With the tadpole on its side, we digitized the length and depth of the body and the maximum depth of the tail fin and tail muscle at the base of the tail.
Plane Austen: Jane is the latest British tail fin hero jane austen takes flight JANE AUSTEN is the latest British 'tail fin hero' on a Norwegian jet.
In March, the space agency unveiled a robot prototype, which could one day be developed into a scouter that would accompany a Mars rover, that has special wheels and a tail fin to help it climb rocky obstacles.
Tenders are invited for Measurement System With Vertical Light Path Required For Checking Of Tail Fin Casting Of Tail Unit 1 A As Pe Annexure "A"
Squadron Leader Jim Turner said: "The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are extremely proud of our heritage and we hope that this tail fin design brings with it a sense of pride for both past members of the team and for members of the public to share in.