[ mi-dak-uh ]
/ mɪˈdæk ə /
a small Japanese fish, Oryzias latipes, common in rice fields, often kept in aquariums.
Origin of medaka
1930–35; < Japanese, equivalent to me(y) (earlier *mai) eye + -daka, combining form of taka high
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