- any tropical, coral-reef fish of the family Acanthuridae, with one or more sharp spines near the base of the tail fin.
Origin of surgeonfish
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- any tropical marine spiny-finned fish of the family Acanthuridae, having a compressed brightly coloured body with one or more knifelike spines at the base of the tail
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