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Acanthurus chirurgus

Definition of the noun acanthurus chirurgus

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noun

  1. surgeon fish of the West Indies

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Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

SEA SURGEON, or SURGEON FISH (Acanthurus chirurgus), a fish belonging to the teleostean section of Acanthopteri, so named from the presence of a sharp spine on the side and near the extremity of the tail, bearing a resemblance to a ...

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

Acanthurus chirurgus, A. bahianus, A. 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 previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

ACANTHURUS CHIRURGUS, popularly known as the Surgeon, Doctor or Barber , is a tropical sea- fish typical of the Acanthuridse, characterized by a very sharp and pointed spine on the side of the tail, which cuts like a lancet or razor.

Google previewAmerican Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1891)

by William Harrison De Puy

ACANTHURUS CHIRURGUS, popularly known as the Surgeon, Doctor or Barber, is a tropical sea- fish typical ...

Google previewThe New American Comprehensive Encyclopedia (1907)

A Complete Encyclopedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography and General Literature ...

Sea Surgeon, or Surgeon Fish (Acanthurus chirurgus) ...

Google previewGlobe Encyclopaedia of Universal Information (1879)

Sea-Surgeon, a Teleostean fish — the Acanthurus chirurgus of naturalists — found in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and deriving its name from the lancet-shaped spine on each side of the body, and at its tail-extremity. The length is ...

Google previewThe Globe encyclopaedia of universal information, ed. by J.M. Ross (1879)

by Globe encyclopaedia

Sea-Surgeon, a Teleostean fish — the Acanthurus chirurgus of naturalists — found in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and deriving its name from the lancet-shaped spine on each side of the body, and at its tail-extremity. The length is ...

Google previewThe Globe Encyclopaedia (1879)

by John M. Ross

Sea-Surgeon, a Teleostean fish — the Acanthurus chirurgus of naturalists — found in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and deriving its name from the lancet-shaped spine on each side of the body, and at its tail-extremity. The length is ...

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