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(english) Slender soft or stiff filaments of an elastic protein, superficially resembling keratin or horn, from the Greek keratos, horn, and trichos, hair. Ceratotrichia run in parallel and radial to the fin base and support the fin webs. The prime ingredient of shark-fin soup. (See also: aplesodic fin)

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