surgeonfish definition by Webster's New World
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surgeonfish definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. surgeonfish surgeonfish or sur·geon·fish·es
Any of various bright-colored tropical marine fishes of the family Acanthuridae, having one or more sharp erectile spines near the base of the tail.
Origin: From its lancetlike spines, which resemble surgeons' instruments.
Variant of surgeonfish