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Definition of the noun acanthuridae

What does acanthuridae mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. surgeonfishes

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Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes; doctorfishes; tangs). a family of brightly colored, tropical marine bony fishes (Class Osteichthyes) characterized by a hinged, movable, scalpel-like spine (a modified scale) that folds into a groove on either side of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, doctorfish; subclass *Actinopterygii, order * Perciformes) Large family of slabsided fish that have a sharp spine on each side of the tailbase (hence the name 'surgeonfish'). The spine is retractable in some species.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

and the most conspicuous schools of Reef Anthias, and numerous benthic feeding fishes, including Surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae), Parrotfishes (Scaridae), ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Sand Lances Uranoscopidae Electric Stargazers Dactyloscopidae Sand Stargazers Chaenichthyidae Ice Fishes” Suborder: Acanthuroidea Zanclidae Moorish Idol Acanthuridae Surgeonfishes" Suborder: Siganoidea Siganidae Rabbitfishes” ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek

surgeonfish (Acanthuridae), wrasses ( Labridae), gobies (Gobiidae), and butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) accounting for ...

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

coeruleui ( Acanthuridae); FR. bayolef. (Mart); SP. barbero m. (Cuba) D BAR- BERO is Std. Sp. for 'barber'. dog-wood n (Baha, Jmca, USVI) Pitcidia piscipula, P. erythrina, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

and surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae). SHELL HOLDFAST BYSSAL THREAD FIGURE 2 The various forces and adaptations to control ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


The sword fishes, Xiphiidae—the lancet fishes, Acanthuridae —and the scabbard fishes, Trichuridae, are distributed through the ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Acanthuridae Vertebrate ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

[Family Acanthuridae: many species.] surgeon general n. (pl. surgeons general) ( in the US) the head of a public health service or of the medical service of the armed forces. surgeon's knot n. a reef knot with one or more extra turns in the first ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

The sword fishes, Xiphiidae—the lancet fishes, Acanthuridae 99. The assemblage of birds of the Indian region is one Birds. 100. The Ethiopian fauna plays but a subordinate part Ethiopi in Asia, intruding only into the south-western corner, and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Ana - Ath

The sword fishes, Xiphiidae—the lancet fishes, Acanthuridae —and the scabbard fishes, Trichuridae, are distributed through the ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4U1R1I1D2A1E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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